What we have we prize not to the worth,
Whiles we enjoy it; but being lacked and lost,
Why then we rack the value, then we find
The virtue that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.
SHAKS.: _Much Ado,_ Act iv., Sc. 1.
Possession means to sit astride of the world,
Instead of having it astride of you.
CHARLES KINGSLEY: _Saint's Tragedy,_ Act i., Sc. 2.