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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 17. How generous a thing it is, not to succumbe to pleasure, and sensualitie


NO great exploit can be expected from
That man, who being profoundly plung'd in his
Owne sense, permits himselfe to be o'rcome
B' a foe s'effeminat, as pleasure is;
For mightie minds most pleasures doe conceive,
When pleasures over them no power have.



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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