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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 18. Of the covetous, and perverse inclinati∣on of the greatest part of Man∣kind


WHen profit goes with vertue, we respect her,
So that her very foot-steps we adore:
But if she walke alone, then we neglect her,
And will not wait upon her any more:
So basely 'gainst their consciences, most men
Descend from honour, to attend on gaine.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Second Booke. № 24. No man should glory too much in the flourishing verdure of his Youth
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 5. A certaine ancient philosopher did hereby insi∣nuate, how necessary a thing the administrati∣on of iustice was: and to be alwaies vigilant in the judicious di∣stribution of punishment, and recompence
  3. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 41. To one, who was grieved within himselfe, that he was not endewed with such force, and vi∣gour of body, as many others were
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 32. That all our life, is but a continuall course, and vicissitude of sinning, and being sorry for sinne
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 39. One, who did extreamly regret, his bestowing of a great benefit vpon an ingrate man


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