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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 6. That overweening impedeth oftentimes the per∣fectioning of the very same qualitie, wee are proudest of


FOnd selfe-conceit likes never to permit
Ones mind, to see it selfe with upright eyes;
Whence many men might have attain'd to wit,
Had they not thought themselves already wise:
To boast of wisedome then, is foolishnesse;
For while we thinke, we're wise: we're nothing lesse.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 23. Of foure things, in an epalleled way vanquished each by other
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 10. The best wits, once depraved, become the most impious
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 19. The Parallel of Nature, and For∣tune
  5. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 7. That men are not destitute of remedies, within them∣selves against the shrewdest accidents, that can befall them


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