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Poem by Thomas Urquhart
Epigrams. The First Booke. № 9. How a valiant man ought to behave himselfe towards those, that basely offer to offend him
HEE is beyond the reach of common men, Who can despise an injury; for as The billowes of the Sea insult in vaine, Against a Rocke: a stout breast finds no cause, Of being commov'd at wrongs, whereof the Dart, Resiles from him, as from a brasen Wall, On the offender, while his mighty heart, And noble mind, far more sublime, then all The Regions of the Ayre, most bravely scorne Th'inferiour dangers of a boystrous storme.
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