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Poem by Thomas Urquhart
Epigrams. The First Booke. № 19. Ingratitude is such a common vice, that even those who exclame most against it, are not freest of it
IT would not be an universall cace, Nor could each man have so true cause to fall In rayling 'gainst ingratitude; unlesse There were some reason to complaine of all: Thus, who have with unthankfulnesse beene met, May from such dealing this instruction draw, That if themselves did ever prove ingrate, They get but justice from the Talion-Law, To th'end they may from those their faults refraine, Which they so ugly see in other men.
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