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Sweet are the Thoughts that Savour of Content

Robert Greene 1558 (Tombland) – 1592 (London)



Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content;
  The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
  Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent;
  The poor estate scorns fortune's angry frown:
  Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss,
  Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.

  The homely house that harbours quiet rest;
  The cottage that affords no pride nor care;
  The mean that 'grees with country music best;
  The sweet consort of mirth and music's fare;
  Obscured life sets down a type of bliss:
  A mind content both crown and kingdom is.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Robert Greene

Robert Greene was an English author popular in his day, and now best known for a posthumous pamphlet attributed to him, Greene's Groats-Worth of Witte, bought with a million of Repentance, widely believed to contain an attack on William Shakespeare. more…

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