Thursday, January 10, 2013
My Little Fills My Little-Wishing Minde
If well thou view'st us with no squinted eye,2 partiall = opposite of impartial
No partiall judgement, thou wilt quickly rate
Thy wealth no richer then my povertie;
My want no poorer then thy rich estate:
Our ends and births alike; in this as I; 5
Poore thou wert born, and poore again shalt die.
My little fills my little-wishing minde:
Thou having more then much, yet seekest more:
Who seeks, still wishes what he seeks, to finde;
Who wishes, wants; and who so wants, is poore: 10
Then this must follow of necessitie;
Poore are thy riches, rich my povertie.
Though still thou gett'st yet is thy want not spent,
But as thy wealth, so growes thy wealthy itch:
But with my little I have much content; 15
Content hath all; and who hath all, is rich:
Then this in reason thou must needs confesse,
If I have little, yet that thou hast lesse.
3, 4, 8 then = than
13 spent = used up, exhausted