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Thomas Urquhart (1611-1660?)
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  1. Epigrams. The First Booke. 3. A brave spirit disdaineth the threats of Fortune
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 43. We should not be troubled at the accidents of Fortune nor those things, which cannot be eschewed
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 38. How to make all the world peaceable
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. 14. A certaine old mans expression before his death, to his Son
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 14. The Generous speech of a Noble Cavallier, after he had disarmed his adversary at the single Combate
  6. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 11. How dangerous it is, to write, or speake of moderne times
  7. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 16. Who is truly rich, and who poore
  8. Epigrams. The First Booke. 21. To one bewailing the death of another
  9. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 31. A temperate Dyet, is the best Physicke
  10. Epigrams. The First Booke. 1. To the King
  11. Epigrams. The First Booke. 2. That those of a solid wit, cannot be puffed vp with applause; nor incensed by contumelie
  12. Epigrams. The First Booke. 6. That the fellowship of vertuous, or vicious people, contributes much to the bettering, or depraving of the mind
  13. Epigrams. The First Booke. 4. How to become wise
  14. Epigrams. The First Booke. 8. What man it is, that is truly wealthie
  15. Epigrams. The First Booke. 10. Why the world is at variance
  16. Epigrams. The First Booke. 13. Who is not satisfied with his owne fortune, how great soever it be, is miserable
  17. Epigrams. The First Booke. 11. How to be alwayes in repose
  18. Epigrams. The First Booke. 9. How a valiant man ought to behave himselfe towards those, that basely offer to offend him
  19. Epigrams. The First Booke. 12. A wise man onely may properly be said to enjoy life
  20. Epigrams. The First Booke. 15. To one of a great memory, but depraved life
  21. Epigrams. The First Booke. 7. Riches without further, can make no man happy
  22. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 16. That the most of our contentment, while we are upon the earth, consisteth rather in Negatives, as not to be perplexed with ment all perturbations, outward diseases, and other such like life-tormen∣ting crosses, then in the reall fruition of any positive delight, that can befall vs
  23. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 27. We should not be sorry, to be destitute of any thing: so long as we have judgments to perswade vs, that we may minister to our selves, what we have not, by not longing for it
  24. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 34. The misery of such, as are doubtfull, and suspi∣cious of their VVives chastitie
  25. Epigrams. The First Booke. 18. Not time, but our actions, are the true measure of our life
  26. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 34. It is the safest course to entertaine poverty in our greatest riches
  27. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 19. What is not vertuously acquired, if acquired by vs, is not properly ours
  28. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 29. How magnanimous a thing it is, in adversity, patiently to endure, what cannot bee evited
  29. Epigrams. The First Booke. 37. A counsell to one oppressed with bondage, and cruell disasters
  30. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 3. The couragious resolution of a valiant man
  31. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 23. Of foure things, in an epalleled way vanquished each by other
  32. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 26. Consolation to a poore man
  33. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 1. No crosse adventure should hinder vs from being good; though we be frustrate of the reward thereof
  34. Epigrams. The First Booke. 29. The firme, and determinate resolution of a couragious spirit, in the deepest calamities, inflicted by sinister fate
  35. Epigrams. The First Booke. 43. In how farre men are inferiour to many other living creatures, in the faculties of the exteriour senses
  36. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 42. An encouragement to those of meane Parentage, not to be hindered by the Obscurity of their ex∣traction, from the undertaking of glo∣rious enterprises
  37. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 8. What sort of benefits one ought to bestow
  38. Epigrams. The First Booke. 34. That wee ought not to be excessively grieved at the losse of any thing, that is in the power of Fortune
  39. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 14. That a truly generous mind, had rather give a curtesie, then be resting one, after the presented opportunity to repay it
  40. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 21. Death maketh us all alike in so farre, as her power can reach
  41. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 17. How generous a thing it is, not to succumbe to pleasure, and sensualitie
  42. Epigrams. The First Booke. 39. When a true friend may be best knowne
  43. Epigrams. The First Booke. 44. To one, who was heavily cast downe in Spirit, by rea∣son of some scandalous speeches, blased forth to his disadvantage
  44. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 33. That there is no true riches, but of necessary things
  45. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 43. That inconveniences ought to be regarded to before hand
  46. Epigrams. The First Booke. 41. Concerning those, who marry for beauty, and wealth without regard of vertue
  47. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 17. VVhy we must all dye
  48. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 25. That too much bewailing, and griefe is to be avoided at Funerals, to one lamenting the decease of a friend
  49. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 5. That a vertuous mind in a deformed body maketh one more beautifull, then a handsome body can doe, endowed with a vicious mind
  50. Epigrams. The First Booke. 24. That they may be alike rich, who are not alike abun∣dantly stored with worldly commodities
  51. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 36. The different fruits of idlenesse, and vertue in young men
  52. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 3. We ought always to thinke upon what we are to say, before we utter any thing; the speeches and talk of solid wits, being still pre∣meditated, and never using to forerunne the mind
  53. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 4. How abject a thing it is, for a man to have bin long in the world without giving any proofe either by vertue, or learning, that he hath beene at all
  54. Epigrams. The First Booke. 25. Vertue, and goodnesse are very much opposed by the selfe-conceit, that many men have of their owne sufficiencie
  55. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 12. That the most solid gaine of any, is in the action of ver∣tue, all other emoluments, how lucrative they so ever appeare to the covetous mind, being the chiefest precipitating pushes of humane frailty to an inevitable losse
  56. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 22. A Counsell to be provident, and circumspect in all our actions, without either cowardise, or temeritie
  57. Epigrams. The First Booke. 42. The speech of a noble spirit to his adversary, whom af∣ter he had defeated, he acknowledgeth to be nothing in∣feriour to himselfe in worth, wit, or valour, thereby insinuating that a wise man cannot properly bee subdued: though he be orthrown in body, and worldly commodities
  58. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 20. Riches affoord to vertue more matter to worke upon, then povertie can doe
  59. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 22. A very ready way to goodnesse, and true VVisedome
  60. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 29. A truely liberall man never bestoweth his gifts, in hope of recompence
  61. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 40. Of wisedome, in speech, in action in reality, and reputation
  62. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 41. How to oppose sinister fate.
  63. Epigrams. The First Booke. 36. How difficult a thing it is, to tread in the pathes of vertue
  64. Epigrams. The First Booke. 19. Ingratitude is such a common vice, that even those who exclame most against it, are not freest of it
  65. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 6. To one, whom poverty was to be wished for, in so farre, as he could hardly otherwise be restrained from excessive ryot, and feasting
  66. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 13. What the subject of your conference ought to be with men of judgment, and account
  67. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 38. The truest wealth, man hath it from himselfe
  68. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 15. To a certain lady of a most exquisit feature, and comely presentation: but who gloried too much in the deceitfull excellencie of these fading, and perishable qualities
  69. Epigrams. The First Booke. 16. How a man should oppose adversitie
  70. Epigrams. The First Booke. 38. How Fortune oftentimes most praeposterously pond'ring the aections of men, with a great deale of injustice bestoweth her favours
  71. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 27. The bad returnes of ingrate men should not deterre us from being liberall
  72. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 6. That overweening impedeth oftentimes the per∣fectioning of the very same qualitie, wee are proudest of
  73. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 32. Our inclination is so depraved, that it is apt enough of it selfe to runne to sin, with∣out any instigation, whereby to drive it forward
  74. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 25. That vertue is of greater worth, then knowledge. to a speculative Philosopher
  75. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 36. Of Death, and Sin
  76. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 24. No man should glory too much in the flourishing verdure of his Youth
  77. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 10. The best wits, once depraved, become the most impious
  78. Epigrams. The First Booke. 26. How to support the contumelie of defamatorie speeches
  79. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 41. To one, who was grieved within himselfe, that he was not endewed with such force, and vi∣gour of body, as many others were
  80. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 15. To one, who was excessively cheerefull, for being recovered of a Fever, wherewith he had beene for a time extreame sorely sha∣ken
  81. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 28. That riches is a sicknesse to those, that doe not possesse the good thereof, so much as they are possest thereby
  82. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 10. That a contented man is rich, how litle wealth soever he have
  83. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 11. That those employ not their occasions well, who spend the most part of their life in providing for the Instruments of living
  84. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 39. That the impudicity of a Lascivious Woman staines but her owne, and not her hus∣bands honour
  85. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 24. A consolation to those, that are of a little stature not to be sorry thereat
  86. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 18. Of the covetous, and perverse inclinati∣on of the greatest part of Man∣kind
  87. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 44. Age meerly depending on the continuall Flux of time, we have very small reason to boast of a long life, already obtained: or be proud of the hope, hereafter to attaine un∣to it
  88. Epigrams. The First Booke. 17. The expression of a contented mind in povertie
  89. Epigrams. The First Booke. 31. To a rich man, become poore
  90. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 9. To one, who did glory too much in the faire, and durable fabrick of a gorgious Palace, which he had caused lately to be built
  91. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 19. The Parallel of Nature, and For∣tune
  92. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 23. We ought not to regard the contumelies, and calumnies of Lyars, and profane men
  93. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 31. As it was a precept of antiquity, to leane more to vertue, then parentage: so is it a tenet of christianity, to repose more trust on the blood of christ, then our owne merits
  94. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 32. That all our life, is but a continuall course, and vicissitude of sinning, and being sorry for sinne
  95. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 39. One, who did extreamly regret, his bestowing of a great benefit vpon an ingrate man
  96. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 2. That no man, to speake properly, liveth, but he, that is Wise, and vertuous
  97. Epigrams. The First Booke. 35. Wherein true Wealth consists
  98. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 37. To a generously disposed Gentleman, who was maine sorrie, that he had not wherewith to remunerat the favours, by the which he was obliged to the curtesie of a friend
  99. Epigrams. The First Booke. 23. A counsell not to vse severity, where gentle dealing may prevaile
  100. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 26. The vertuous speech of a diseased man, most patient in his sicknesse
  101. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 4. That Lust, and drunkennesse are odious vices
  102. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 37. The advantages of Povertie
  103. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  104. Epigrams. The First Booke. 27. Of Lust, and Anger
  105. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 8. The resolution of a proficient in vertue
  106. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  107. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 28. That vertue is better, and more powerfull then Fortune
  108. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 7. That men are not destitute of remedies, within them∣selves against the shrewdest accidents, that can befall them
  109. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 12. An vprightly zealous, and truly devout man is strong enough against all temptations
  110. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 21. To one, who did confide too much in the sound temperament, and goodly constitution of his bodily complexion
  111. Epigrams. The First Booke. 28. An encouragement to an impatient man in an Ague
  112. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 9. That a courtesie ought to be conferred soone, and with a good will
  113. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 18. That we ought not to be sorie at the losse of worldly goods
  114. Epigrams. The First Booke. 30. That wise men, to speak properly, are the most powerfull men in the world
  115. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 2. Those that have greatest estates are not alwayes the wealthiest men
  116. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 40. Who really are rich, and who poore
  117. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 35. To a Gentleman, who was extreamly offen∣ded at the defamatory speeches of a base detractor
  118. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 20. How we should enjoy the delights, we have: and contemne such, as we have not
  119. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 35. How deplorable the condition of most men is, who, though they attaine to the fruition of their praete∣rit projects, by covering neverthelesse the possession of future pleasures, honours, and commodities, never receive con∣tentment (is they ought) in the present time
  120. 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
  121. Epigrams. The First Booke. 22. Why covetous, and too ambitious men prove not so thankfull, as others for received favours
  122. Epigrams. The First Booke. 40. The duty of a husband to his wife
  123. Epigrams. The First Booke. 5. The wise, and noble resolution of a truly couragious, and devout spirit, towards the absolute danting of those irregular affections, and inward perturbations, which readily might happen to impede the current of his sanctified designes: and oppose his already ini∣tiated progresse, in the divinely proposed course of a vertuous, and holy life
  124. Epigrams. The First Booke. 32. That if we strove not more for superfluities, then for what is needfull, we would not be so much troubled, is wee are
  125. 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
  126. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 13. That to employ our thoughts on the study of morta∣lity, and frailty of our nature, is a very necessary, and profitable speculation
  127. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 30. That nothing more opposeth the tranquillity of life, which is proper, and peculiar to Wise-men, then to be tyed to a generality of publicke example in all our actions
  128. Epigrams. The First Booke. 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life
  129. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men
  130. Epigrams. The First Booke. 20. Of Negative, and Positive good
  131. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 30. That the setled quiet of our mind ought not to be moved at sinister accidents

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