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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 33. That there is no true riches, but of necessary things


THe use of mony, is to have the meanes,
Whereby all needfull things may be possess'd,
Which are, but few, and small, & got with ease:
What we have more then that, 'snot wealth, but chains,
Or Fetters of the mind: and at the best,
But heapes of labour, feare, and carefulnesse.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 9. That a courtesie ought to be conferred soone, and with a good will
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 29. A truely liberall man never bestoweth his gifts, in hope of recompence
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 36. Of Death, and Sin
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 40. Of wisedome, in speech, in action in reality, and reputation
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions


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