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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men


AS is the Tortoise used by the Eagle:
So fortune doth vaine-glorious men inveagle;
Who carries them upon the wings of honour
The higher up, that they may breake the sooner.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. 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
  2. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 22. Why covetous, and too ambitious men prove not so thankfull, as others for received favours


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