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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 20. Riches affoord to vertue more matter to worke upon, then povertie can doe


FOr Temperance, and other qualities
Of greater moment, men have beene respected
In riches: but in poverty there is
This onely goodnesse, not to be dejected;
Whence shunning want, we means embrace, which yeeld,
To vertue a more large, and spacious field.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  2. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 26. Consolation to a poore man
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 15. To one, who was excessively cheerefull, for being recovered of a Fever, wherewith he had beene for a time extreame sorely sha∣ken
  4. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 37. To a generously disposed Gentleman, who was maine sorrie, that he had not wherewith to remunerat the favours, by the which he was obliged to the curtesie of a friend
  5. 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


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