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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 20. Riches affoord to vertue more matter to worke upon, then povertie can doe


FOr Temperance, and other qualities
Of greater moment, men have beene respected
In riches: but in poverty there is
This onely goodnesse, not to be dejected;
Whence shunning want, we means embrace, which yeeld,
To vertue a more large, and spacious field.



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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