My poverty, but not my will, consents.
SHAKS.: _Rom. and Jul.,_ Act v., Sc. 1.
If we from wealth to poverty descend,
Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend.
DRYDEN: _Wife of Bath,_ Line 485.
Most wretched men
Are cradled into poetry by wrong.
They learn in suffering what they teach in song.
SHELLEY: _Julian and Maddalo._
In ev'ry sorrowing soul I pour'd delight,
And poverty stood smiling in my sight.
POPE: _Odyssey,_ Bk. xvii., Line 505.