|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.
|I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.|
Philippians, Chap. iv. Ver. 11.
|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.
|Learn this of me, whereer thy lot doth fall,|
Short lot, or not, to be content with all.
Herrick.Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 215.
|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.
|All things on earth thus change, some up, some down;|
Contents a kingdom, and I wear that crown.
Heywood.A Woman Killd with Kindness.
| 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.
|When well at ease and happy, live content,|
And then consider why that life was lent.
Denham.On Prudence, Line 239.