Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Poor and content, is rich, and rich enough;
But riches, fineless, is as poor as winter,
To him that ever fears he shall be poor.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (Iago to Othello, hinting at jealousy.)

They thank’t their Maker for a pittance sent,
Supped on a turnip, slept upon content.
Dr. Walter Harte.—Eulogius.

To be poor, and to seem poor, is a certain method never to rise.
Goldsmith.—On Concealing our Wants.

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe’er you are,
That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm!
Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act III. Scene 4. (His exclamation in the Tempest.)

Poor in abundance, furnish’d at a feast.
Dr. Young.—Night VII. Part II. Line 44.