First Epigram: Upon Being Contented with a Little
Anne Killigrew, Poems (1686). Facs. edn., ed. R. E. Morton (Gainesville, Florida: Scholars, 1967): 15. PR 3539 K3 1686A Robarts Library
1We deem them moderate, but Enough implore,
2What barely will suffice, and ask no more:
3Who say, (O Jove) a competency give,
4Neither in Luxury, or Want we'd live.
5But what is that, which these Enough do call?
6If both the Indies unto some should fall,
7Such Wealth would yet Enough but onely be,
8And what they'd term not Want, or Luxury.
9 Among the Suits, O Jove, my humbler take;
10 A little give, I that Enough will make.
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