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My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is

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My mind to me a kingdom is;
Such perfect joy therein I find
That it excels all other bliss
Which God or nature hath assign'd.
Though much I want that most would have,
Yet still my mind forbids to crave.

No princely port, nor wealthy store,
No force to win a victory,
No wily wit to salve a sore,
No shape to win a loving eye;
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Halocan7 08 January 2021
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. these lines are lack in here.
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Michael Cullinan 30 April 2010
Others may enjoy an exquisite musical setting of this poem, sung by Emma Kirkby with accompaniment provided by the viol consort Fretwork. It can be heard on Spotify (search 'Fretwork'.)
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