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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 8. What sort of benefits one ought to bestow


VVOuld you oblige to you a friend, by giving,
Most cheerfully your favours to acquite:
Give that, which gives content in the receiving:
And when it is received yeelds delight;
For if it faile in either of those two,
It will impaire his thankfulnesse to you.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents
  2. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 33. Why our thoughts, all the while we are in this tran∣sitory world, from the houre of our nativity, to the laying downe of our bodies in the grave, should not at any time exspaciat themselves in the broad way of destruction
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good


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