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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 28. That riches is a sicknesse to those, that doe not possesse the good thereof, so much as they are possest thereby


Some peoples senses wealth doth so bereave,
That they to nothingelse their minds can frame:
So have they wealth, as men are said to have
The Ague, when 'tis th'ague, that hath them;
For it afflicts them with the maladies
Of covetous desire, and avarice.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  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 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
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 18. That we ought not to be sorie at the losse of worldly goods
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 25. Vertue, and goodnesse are very much opposed by the selfe-conceit, that many men have of their owne sufficiencie


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