Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s 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, what’s 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, where’er 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;
Content’s a kingdom, and I wear that crown.
Heywood.—A Woman Kill’d with Kindness.

As fancy should advise,
I’d always take my morning exercise;
For sure no minutes bring us more content
Than those in pleasing useful studies spent.
Pomfret.—The Choice.

When well at ease and happy, live content,
And then consider why that life was lent.
Denham.—On Prudence, Line 239.