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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 26. The vertuous speech of a diseased man, most patient in his sicknesse


MY flesh still having beene an enemy
Unto my spirit, it should glad my heart,
That paines, which seize now on my body, may
Be profitable to my better part;
For though Diseases seeme at first unpleasant,
They point us out the way, we ought to goe:
Admonish us exactly of our present
Estate: and t'us at last this favour shew,
That they enlarge us from that ruinous,
Close, and darke prison, which confined us.



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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