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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 27. The bad returnes of ingrate men should not deterre us from being liberall


THough you ingrate receivers dayly find,
Let not their faults make you lesse Noble prove;
It not being, th'action of a gen'rous mind
To give and lose so, as to lose, and give;
For that, a churle may doe, in hope of gaine:
But this partakes of a heroick straine.



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 Third Booke. № 28. That vertue is better, and more powerfull then Fortune
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 41. To one, who was grieved within himselfe, that he was not endewed with such force, and vi∣gour of body, as many others were
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 18. That we ought not to be sorie at the losse of worldly goods
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 35. Wherein true Wealth consists


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