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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 37. The advantages of Povertie


IF you have povertie, you have no sumptuous,
But a most easie ghuest, secure, and quiet:
Who will preserve your mind from being presum∣ptuous,
From prodigality, excessive ryot:
From vicious pleasures, Robbers, and the stealth
Of theeves, which ills befall to those, have wealth.



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 First Booke. № 27. Of Lust, and Anger


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