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EPIGRAM: 39, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: In wilful riches I have found poverty
Last Line: In a paradise I suffered all this pain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Freedom; Happiness; Pain; Liberty; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


In wilful riches I have found poverty
And in great pleasure I lived in heaviness.
In too much freedom I lacked liberty.
Nothing but plenty caused my scarceness.
Thus was I both in joy and in distress.
And, in few words if I should be plain,
In a paradise I suffered all this pain.





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