My friend, the things that do attain
The happy life be these, I find:
The riches left, not got with pain;
The fruitful ground; the quiet mind;
The equal friend; no grudge; no strife;
No charge of rule, nor governance;
Without disease, the healthy life;
The household of continuance;
The mean diet, no dainty fare;
Wisdom joined with simpleness;
The night discharged of all care,
Where wine the wit may not oppress:
The faithful wife, without debate;
Such sleeps as may beguile the night;
Content thyself with thine estate,
Neither wish death, nor fear his might.
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey – 1517-1547
Mary Marvels follows Mary Rose, 20, as she dramatically flounces from place to place looking for the best food, the best laughs, and the best stories.
Mount Holyoke College class of 2016, studying abroad at University of Glasgow from August 2014 - June 2015.