Thomas Urquhart

Epigrams. The Second Booke. 40. Who really are rich, and who poore

HE, that agreeth with his povertie,
Is truly rich: while (on the other part)
He's poore, who 'midst the superfluitie
Of wealth, in new desires consumes his heart;
For 'tis an empty mind inflicts the curse
Of poverty: and not an empty purse.

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