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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 22. A Counsell to be provident, and circumspect in all our actions, without either cowardise, or temeritie


DOe nothing tim'rously, and yet b'aware,
You be not rash: let prudence therefore guard
Your words, and deeds; for he needs not to feare
What's to be shun'd, that shuns what's to be fear'd;
Nor in the present time be vex't, who from
Things past, discerne of what is like to come.



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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