"There is more treasure in the poorest bodies house, if he be godly, than in the house of the greatest man in the World, that hath his brave hangings, and brave wrought beds, and chairs, and couches, and cup-boards of plate, and the like; whatever he hath, he hath not so much treasure in it, as in the house of the poorest righteous soul; therefore in a verse or two after my Text, no marvel though Paul faith he was content, you shall see in Phil. 4:18. But I have all, and abound, I am full. I have all: Alas poor man, what had Paul that could make him say he had all? Where was there ever man more afflicted than Paul was? Many times he had not tatters to hang about his body, to cover his nakedness, he had not bread to eat, he was often in nakedness and put in the stocks, and whipped, and cruelly used, yet I have all (faith Paul) for all that."
Jeremiah Burroughs. "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment." London: Printed by W. Bentley for L. Sadler and R. Beaumont, 1651. Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library. p.13.