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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 38. The truest wealth, man hath it from himselfe


IF you from discontents have a desire
To live exeem'd, the way is ne'r t'importune
Page  35 Your friends with suits: but alwaies to require
Your riches from your selfe: and not from fortune;
For your dislike, affection, and opinion
Are things still subject to your owne dominion.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 26. Consolation to a poore man
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 15. To one, who was excessively cheerefull, for being recovered of a Fever, wherewith he had beene for a time extreame sorely sha∣ken
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 37. To a generously disposed Gentleman, who was maine sorrie, that he had not wherewith to remunerat the favours, by the which he was obliged to the curtesie of a friend
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 44. Age meerly depending on the continuall Flux of time, we have very small reason to boast of a long life, already obtained: or be proud of the hope, hereafter to attaine un∣to it


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