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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


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


VErtue, not blood was thought of anciently;
Yet blood, more then our vertue ought to please us:
For we on blood, not vertue should rely;
Not on our vertue: but the blood of Iesus,
His blood being able to make heavenly Kings;
Of men, plagu'd here for lacke of Earthly things.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 37. The advantages of Povertie
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 18. Of the covetous, and perverse inclinati∣on of the greatest part of Man∣kind
  3. 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
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty


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