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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 2. Those that have greatest estates are not alwayes the wealthiest men


THey're richer, who diminish their desires:
Though their possessions be not amplified,
Then Monarchs: who in owning large Empires,
Have minds, that never will be satisfied;
For he is poore, that wants what he would have:
And rich, who having nought, doth nothing crave.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 22. A Counsell to be provident, and circumspect in all our actions, without either cowardise, or temeritie
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 23. Of foure things, in an epalleled way vanquished each by other
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 10. The best wits, once depraved, become the most impious
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 19. The Parallel of Nature, and For∣tune


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