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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 40. Of wisedome, in speech, in action in reality, and reputation


WIsely to talke deserveth much respect:
Yet to live wisely (without doubt) is better:
To be accounted wise is a great matter:
But it is most to be it in effect;
Such as would follow wisedome then, let them
Strive more for deeds, then words: for life, then fame.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 21. Death maketh us all alike in so farre, as her power can reach
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 19. The Parallel of Nature, and For∣tune
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 22. A Counsell to be provident, and circumspect in all our actions, without either cowardise, or temeritie
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 23. A counsell not to vse severity, where gentle dealing may prevaile
  5. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 3. The couragious resolution of a valiant man


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