Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
Content with poverty, my soul I arm; And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. Dryden.29th Ode, Horace, Book III. Verse 8. 1
I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content. Philippians, Chap. iv. Ver. 11. 2
Mecænas, whats 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. 3
Learn this of me, whereer thy lot doth fall, Short lot, or not, to be content with all. Herrick.Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 215. 4
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. 5
All things on earth thus change, some up, some down; Contents a kingdom, and I wear that crown. Heywood.A Woman Killd with Kindness. 6
As fancy should advise, Id always take my morning exercise; For sure no minutes bring us more content Than those in pleasing useful studies spent. Pomfret.The Choice. 7 When well at ease and happy, live content, And then consider why that life was lent. Denham.On Prudence, Line 239. 8