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Poem by Thomas Urquhart


Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 30. That nothing more opposeth the tranquillity of life, which is proper, and peculiar to Wise-men, then to be tyed to a generality of publicke example in all our actions


AMongst the causes of our evils, this
Is one of the most ordinary, that
We live b'example: things which are amisse
Supplying oftentimes the place of what
Is rightest, and most vertuous: for there's no man
(Scarce) holds that error, which is done in comon.



Thomas Urquhart


Thomas Urquhart's other poems:
  1. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 37. The advantages of Povertie
  2. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 18. Of the covetous, and perverse inclinati∣on of the greatest part of Man∣kind
  3. 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
  4. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 1. How to behave ones selfe in all occasions
  5. Epigrams. The Third Booke. № 7. To one, who seemed to be grievously discontented with his poverty


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