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.






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