Sir Edward Dyer

(1540 - 1607 / England)

Quotations

  • ''Some have too much, yet still do crave;
    I little have, and seek no more.
    They are but poor, though much they have,
    And I am rich with little store.
    They poor, I rich; they beg, I give;
    They lack, I leave; they pine, I live.''
    Sir Edward Dyer (c. 1540-1607), British poet. Attributed to Dyer. My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is (l. 25-30). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press attributed to Dyer.
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  • ''My mind to me a kingdom is;
    Such present joys therein I find
    That it excels all other bliss
    That earth affords or grows by kind.
    Though much I want which most would have,
    Yet still my mind forbids to crave.''
    Sir Edward Dyer (c. 1540-1607), British poet. Attributed to Dyer. My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is (l. 1-6). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press attributed to Dyer.

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A Fancy

Hee that his mirth hath loste,
Whose comfort is dismaid,
Whose hope is vaine, whose faith is scorned,
Whose trust is all betraid,


If he have held them deare,
And cannot cease to moane,
Come, let him take his place by me;

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