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Poem by Thomas Urquhart

Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 39. That the impudicity of a Lascivious Woman staines but her owne, and not her hus∣bands honour

THough of her sacred Matrimoniall Oath
Your wife make no account: if what be due
To a wise Husband you performe: she doth
Bring to her selfe discredit: not to you;
For others faults can no disgrace impart you:
(Though to your losse they tend, and make you sorrie)
No more then you can by anothers vertue,
(Though it breed joy, and gaine) reape any glorie:
'Tis our owne vertu', & vice must praise or blame u〈…〉
And either make us glorious, or infamous.

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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