Fairest Cordelia, that art most rich being poor;
Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised.
– William Shakespeare
King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1. Despite being rejected and left without inheritance by Lear, the King of France accepts Cordelia as his wife. He is won over by her honesty and virtue, more than any wealth or dowry she might have received. He pledges that she will be "most rich" and "most loved" after being despised and made poor by Lear.