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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. 3. A brave spirit disdaineth the threats of Fortune


No man of resolution, will endure 
	His liberty in Fortunes hands to thrall; 
For hes not free, or whom she hath least powr: 
	But over whom she hath no powr at all: 
Nor hath she any chaine, wherewith to bind, 
The inclination of a noble mind.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  2. 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
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 18. That we ought not to be sorie at the losse of worldly goods
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. 25. Vertue, and goodnesse are very much opposed by the selfe-conceit, that many men have of their owne sufficiencie
  5. 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


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