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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The First Booke. 8. What man it is, that is truly wealthie


Who measures poverty by Natures rules, 
	And frames his mind to what he hath, is rich; 
For we can never doe, but vexe our soules, 
	So longs we straine them to a higher pitch: 
And hee, whose heart is discontented, is 
But a poore wretch, though all the world were his.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 31. As it was a precept of antiquity, to leane more to vertue, then parentage: so is it a tenet of christianity, to repose more trust on the blood of christ, then our owne merits
  3. Epigrams. The Second Booke. 18. That we ought not to be sorie at the losse of worldly goods
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. 25. Vertue, and goodnesse are very much opposed by the selfe-conceit, that many men have of their owne sufficiencie
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. 38. How Fortune oftentimes most praeposterously pond'ring the aections of men, with a great deale of injustice bestoweth her favours


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