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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 10. The best wits, once depraved, become the most impious


THe whitest Lawne receives the deepest moale:
The purest Chrysolit is soonest stained:
So without grace, the most ingenious soule,
Is with the greatest wickednesse profaned:
And the more edge it have, apply'd to sin,
Where it should spare, it cuts the deeper in.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 36. Of Death, and Sin
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 33. That there is no true riches, but of necessary things
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 43. That inconveniences ought to be regarded to before hand
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 41. Concerning those, who marry for beauty, and wealth without regard of vertue
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 26. How to support the contumelie of defamatorie speeches


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