Thomas Urquhart

Epigrams. The Second Booke. 27. The bad returnes of ingrate men should not deterre us from being liberall

THough you ingrate receivers dayly find,
Let not their faults make you lesse Noble prove;
It not being, th'action of a gen'rous mind
To give and lose so, as to lose, and give;
For that, a churle may doe, in hope of gaine:
But this partakes of a heroick straine.

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