neque servus: cf. Catul. 24.5. Even a poor man could own a slave, as, for instance, Horace, who, when representing the extreme simplicity of his life, yet speaks of his dinner as served by three slaves (Hor. S. 1.6.116).
 verum: with strongly contrasting adversation; the things Furius has are precisely those most embarrassing to have in the absence of what he has not.
 dentes: etc., their fangs are so sharpened by perpetual hunger.
 non furta impia: because there is nothing to steal: so Juvenal (Juv. 14.303-310) celebrates the happiness of those who need take no precaution against fire and thieves, while other writers mention the torments that accompany wealth; cf. Hor. S. 1.1.76 ff. “an vigilare metu exanimem, noctesque diesque formidare malos fures, incendia, servos, ne te compilent fugientes, hoc iuvat ?” Mart. 6.33.3 “furta, fugae, mortes, servorum, incendia, luctus adfligunt hominem.”
 atqui: not like Catul. 23.3 “verum” to introduce a counterbalancing affirmation, but to add a final particular that caps the climax; Furius and his family are happiest of all in their own bodily constitution, and not by reason of external circumstances: with this use of atqui cf. Cic. Sen. 19.66 “quae aut plane neglegenda est … aut etiam optanda … atqui tertium certe nihil inveniri potest”