Английская поэзия


ГлавнаяБиографииСтихи по темамСлучайное стихотворениеПереводчикиСсылкиАнтологии
Рейтинг поэтовРейтинг стихотворений

Robert Greene (Роберт Грин)


Farewell to Folly


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:
  1. Sephestia's Lullaby
  2. The Description of Sir Geoffrey Chaucer
  3. Maesia's Song
  4. Cupid Abroad Was Lated
  5. The Shepherd's Wife's Song


Распечатать стихотворение. Poem to print Распечатать (Print)

Количество обращений к стихотворению: 1212


Последние стихотворения


To English version


Рейтинг@Mail.ru

Английская поэзия. Адрес для связи eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru