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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 8. The resolution of a proficient in vertue


I Hope so little to transgresse the Law,
My conscience will endite me, or be proud
Of wealth, and pomp: as not to care a straw
For Fortunes frownes: so that my deeds be good,
Which eternize my blisse, while she makes Kings.
T'enjoy at best, but transitory things.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 36. How difficult a thing it is, to tread in the pathes of vertue
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 21. Death maketh us all alike in so farre, as her power can reach
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 43. That inconveniences ought to be regarded to before hand
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 19. The Parallel of Nature, and For∣tune


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