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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Poor
 
Poor and content, is rich, and rich enough;
But riches, fineless, is as poor as winter,
To him that ever fears he shall be poor.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (Iago to Othello, hinting at jealousy.)
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They thank’t their Maker for a pittance sent,
Supped on a turnip, slept upon content.
        Dr. Walter Harte.—Eulogius.
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To be poor, and to seem poor, is a certain method never to rise.
        Goldsmith.—On Concealing our Wants.
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Poor naked wretches, wheresoe’er you are,
That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm!
        Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act III. Scene 4. (His exclamation in the Tempest.)
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Poor in abundance, furnish’d at a feast.
        Dr. Young.—Night VII. Part II. Line 44.
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