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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 22. A very ready way to goodnesse, and true VVisedome


Who vertuously would settle his endeavours,
To mortifie his passions, and be wise:
Must still remember on received favours,
Forgetting alwaies by-past injuries;
For that a friend should prove ingrate, is strange:
And mercy is more Noble, then revenge.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 22. A Counsell to be provident, and circumspect in all our actions, without either cowardise, or temeritie
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 23. Of foure things, in an epalleled way vanquished each by other
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 10. The best wits, once depraved, become the most impious
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 19. The Parallel of Nature, and For∣tune


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