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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. № 23. A counsell not to vse severity, where gentle dealing may prevaile


STrive, never by constraint to crosse his will,
Whose best affection fairely may be had;
The noble mind of man being such, as still
Follow's more heartily, then it is led:
For there was never power, charme, nor Art,
That could without consent, obtaine the heart.



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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