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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Content
 
Content with poverty, my soul I arm;
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
        Dryden.—29th Ode, Horace, Book III. Verse 8.
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I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.
        Philippians, Chap. iv. Ver. 11.
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Mecænas, what’s the cause that no man lives
Contented with the lot which reason gives,
Or chance presents; yet all with envy view
The schemes that others variously pursue?
        Francis’ Horace.—Book I. Sat. 1.
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Learn this of me, where’er thy lot doth fall,
Short lot, or not, to be content with all.
        Herrick.—Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 215.
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I am quite my own master, agreeably lodged, perfectly easy in my circumstances. I am contented with my situation, and happy because I think myself so.
        Le Sage.—Gil Blas, Book VII. Chap. 13.
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All things on earth thus change, some up, some down;
Content’s a kingdom, and I wear that crown.
        Heywood.—A Woman Kill’d with Kindness.
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        As fancy should advise,
I’d always take my morning exercise;
For sure no minutes bring us more content
Than those in pleasing useful studies spent.
        Pomfret.—The Choice.
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When well at ease and happy, live content,
And then consider why that life was lent.
        Denham.—On Prudence, Line 239.
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