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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.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  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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