- 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 bliss,
- Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.
- The homely house that harbors quiet rest,
- The cottage that affords no pride nor care,
- The mean that 'grees with country music best,
- The sweet consort of mirth and modest fare,
- Obscurèd life sets down a type of bliss:
- A mind content both crown and kingdom is.
- Robert Greene