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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 42. The deserved mutability in the condition of too ambitious men


AS is the Tortoise used by the Eagle:
So fortune doth vaine-glorious men inveagle;
Who carries them upon the wings of honour
The higher up, that they may breake the sooner.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 35. To a Gentleman, who was extreamly offen∣ded at the defamatory speeches of a base detractor
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 26. The vertuous speech of a diseased man, most patient in his sicknesse
  3. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 20. Of Negative, and Positive good
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 35. How deplorable the condition of most men is, who, though they attaine to the fruition of their praete∣rit projects, by covering neverthelesse the possession of future pleasures, honours, and commodities, never receive con∣tentment (is they ought) in the present time
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 30. That nothing more opposeth the tranquillity of life, which is proper, and peculiar to Wise-men, then to be tyed to a generality of publicke example in all our actions


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