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JOHN WILBYE
English poet and madrigal composer
(1574 - 1638)

There is a jewel which no Indian mines can buy,
  No chymic art can counterfeit;
    It makes men rich in greatest poverty,
      Makes water wine; turns wooden cups to gold;
        The homely whistle to sweet music's strain,
          Seldom it comes;--to few from Heaven sent,
            That much in little, all in naught, Content.
      - Madrigales--There Is a Jewel [Contentment]


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