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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 20. How we should enjoy the delights, we have: and contemne such, as we have not


LEt not the want of pleasures be unpleasant
To your remembrance: and with moderation
Make use of those contentments, which are present:
If you would ne'r be griev'd with expectation;
For to our owne, things absent to preferre,
Frustrates our hope, when it hath bred us feare.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  2. 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
  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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