Robert Greene (1560?-1592), in Norman Ault, ed., Elizabethan Lyrics
(New York: Capricorn Books, 1960), p. 121:
Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content;Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939), A Courtyard
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;
Obscurëd life sets down a type of bliss:
A mind content both crown and kingdom is.
music's fare] 1591; modest fare, W.J. Linton, 1882.