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Poem by Thomas Urquhart

Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 28. That vertue is better, and more powerfull then Fortune

VErtue denyeth nought, but what to grant
Hurts the receiver, and is good to want:
Nor takes she ought away, which would not crosse
The owner: and is lucrative to losse;
She no man can deceive: she lookes not strange:
Nor is she subject to the meanest change:
Embrace her then; for she can give that, which
Will (without gold, or silver) make you rich.

Thomas Urquhart

Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 40. Of wisedome, in speech, in action in reality, and reputation
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 21. To one, who did confide too much in the sound temperament, and goodly constitution of his bodily complexion
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 9. That a courtesie ought to be conferred soone, and with a good will
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 26. The vertuous speech of a diseased man, most patient in his sicknesse
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 37. The advantages of Povertie

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