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Poem by Thomas Urquhart

Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 42. An encouragement to those of meane Parentage, not to be hindered by the Obscurity of their ex∣traction, from the undertaking of glo∣rious enterprises

THe baser, that your Parents are, the greater
Renowne, and honour will to you redound;
Jf all your actions be on vertue grounded:
To give being more, then to receive, and better
To have a noble life, then birth: to found
A new Nobility, then find it founded.

Thomas Urquhart

Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 9. That a courtesie ought to be conferred soone, and with a good will
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 29. A truely liberall man never bestoweth his gifts, in hope of recompence
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 36. Of Death, and Sin
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 40. Of wisedome, in speech, in action in reality, and reputation
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions

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