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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 13. Who is not satisfied with his owne fortune, how great soever it be, is miserable


THough the Septemvirat of Dutch Electors
	Inaugurat him Caesar: and each one
Extoll his valour above that of Hectors:
	In wit, and wealth surpassing Salomon;
Yet if he proudly soare a higher pitch:
He's neither mighty, valiant, wise, nor rich.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  3. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 5. A certaine ancient philosopher did hereby insi∣nuate, how necessary a thing the administrati∣on of iustice was: and to be alwaies vigilant in the judicious di∣stribution of punishment, and recompence


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