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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


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


YOu have restor'd his kindnesse, if you owe
It willingly, and doth not prove forgetfull;
For with all Mankind it would hardly goe:
If no man could with empty hands be gratefull:
And in what may concerne a benefit,
'Tis th'onely mind refounds, and maketh it.



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. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 5. A certaine ancient philosopher did hereby insi∣nuate, how necessary a thing the administrati∣on of iustice was: and to be alwaies vigilant in the judicious di∣stribution of punishment, and recompence
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 21. To one, who did confide too much in the sound temperament, and goodly constitution of his bodily complexion
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 33. The onely true progresse to a blessed life


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