My Mind to me a Kingdom is

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The first line of a poem on contentment which was first printed in William Byrd's Psalmes, Sonets, & Songs (1588). It was frequently referred to in the 16th and 17th cents, and often attributed to Sir E. Dyer. It is more probably by the earl of Oxford.

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