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.

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