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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 35. To a Gentleman, who was extreamly offen∣ded at the defamatory speeches of a base detractor


AT his reproachfull words doe not conceive
The meanest grudge; for curs will still be barking
Page  55 Nor take you notice of him, seeing a knave
Is like a scabbed sheepe, not worth the marking;
And this your setting him at nought will make him
Swell, as a Toad, till his owne poyson breake him.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 37. The advantages of Povertie
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 31. As it was a precept of antiquity, to leane more to vertue, then parentage: so is it a tenet of christianity, to repose more trust on the blood of christ, then our owne merits
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 18. Of the covetous, and perverse inclinati∣on of the greatest part of Man∣kind
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 44. Age meerly depending on the continuall Flux of time, we have very small reason to boast of a long life, already obtained: or be proud of the hope, hereafter to attaine un∣to it
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions


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