Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content

Original Text: 
Robert Greene, Greenes Farewell to Folly (W. White, 1617). STC 12242.
2     The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
3Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent;
4     The poor estate scorns fortune's angry frown:
5Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss,
6Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.
7The homely house that harbours quiet rest;
8     The cottage that affords no pride nor care;
9The mean that 'grees with country music best;
10     The sweet consort of mirth and music's fare;
11Obscured life sets down a type of bliss:
12A mind content both crown and kingdom is.


1] Sung by Maesia. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
F. D. Hoeniger
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.148.