Robert Greene (1560-1592 / England)
Sweet are the Thoughts that Savour of Content
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 sleep, such bliss,
Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.
The homely house that harbours quiet rest;
The cottage that affords no pride nor care;
The mean that 'grees with country music best;
The sweet consort of mirth and music's fare;
Obscured life sets down a type of bliss:
A mind content both crown and kingdom is.
Robert Greene's Other Poems
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- Farewell to Folly
- Maesia's Song
- Menaphon: Sephesta's Song to her Child
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- The Description Of Sir Geoffrey Chaucer
- The Shepherd's Wife's Song
- Weep Not, My Wanton
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