poverty is no disgrace, but it is a great inconvenience

1591 J. FLORIO Second Fruits 105 Neuer be ashamed of thy calling, for Pouertie is no vice, though it be an inconvenience.

1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 278 Poortha [poverty] is a Pain, but no Disgrace. Unless it be the Effects of Laziness, and Luxury.

1945 F. THOMPSON Lark Rise i. ‘Poverty’s no disgrace, but ’tis a great inconvenience’ was a common saying among the Lark Rise people; but..their poverty was no less than a hampering drag upon them.


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