|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|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.)
|They thankt their Maker for a pittance sent,|
Supped on a turnip, slept upon content.
Dr. Walter Harte.Eulogius.
|To be poor, and to seem poor, is a certain method never to rise.|
Goldsmith.On Concealing our Wants.
|Poor naked wretches, wheresoeer you are,|
That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm!
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act III. Scene 4. (His exclamation in the Tempest.)
|Poor in abundance, furnishd at a feast.|
Dr. Young.Night VII. Part II. Line 44.