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Poem by Thomas Urquhart

Epigrams. The First Booke. № 9. How a valiant man ought to behave himselfe towards those, that basely offer to offend him

HEE is beyond the reach of common men,
Who can despise an injury; for as
The billowes of the Sea insult in vaine,
Against a Rocke: a stout breast finds no cause,
Of being commov'd at wrongs, whereof the Dart,
Resiles from him, as from a brasen Wall,
On the offender, while his mighty heart,
And noble mind, far more sublime, then all
The Regions of the Ayre, most bravely scorne
Th'inferiour dangers of a boystrous storme.

Thomas Urquhart

Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  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 Second Booke. № 18. That we ought not to be sorie at the losse of worldly goods
  4. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 25. Vertue, and goodnesse are very much opposed by the selfe-conceit, that many men have of their owne sufficiencie
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 38. How Fortune oftentimes most praeposterously pond'ring the aections of men, with a great deale of injustice bestoweth her favours

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