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Poem by Thomas Urquhart

Epigrams. The First Booke. № 42. The speech of a noble spirit to his adversary, whom af∣ter he had defeated, he acknowledgeth to be nothing in∣feriour to himselfe in worth, wit, or valour, thereby insinuating that a wise man cannot properly bee subdued: though he be orthrown in body, and worldly commodities

I Will not of this victory be glorious:
Nor ought you for being vanquish'd to repine,
You not being overcome: nor J victorious;
Your fortune onely is o'rcome by mine;
For by the force of judgment, grace, and will:
You have a mind, that is invincible.

Thomas Urquhart

Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 21. To one, who did confide too much in the sound temperament, and goodly constitution of his bodily complexion
  3. 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
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 18. That we ought not to be sorie at the losse of worldly goods
  5. Epigrams. The First Booke. № 25. Vertue, and goodnesse are very much opposed by the selfe-conceit, that many men have of their owne sufficiencie

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