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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. 16. Who is truly rich, and who poore


By the contempt, not value of the matter 
	Of worldly goods, true riches are possessd; 
For our desire by seeking groweth greater: 
	And by desiring, poverties increassd: 
So that on earth there can be none so poore 
As he, whose mind in plentie longs for more.



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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