|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Tis not for mortals always to be blest.|
ArmstrongArt of Preserving Health. Bk. IV. L. 260.
|Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;|
Adversity is the blessing of the New.
|Blessings star forth forever; but a curse|
Is like a cloudit passes.
BaileyFestus. Sc. Hades.
|A spring of love gushed from my heart,|
And I blessd them unaware.
ColeridgeThe Ancient Mariner. Pt. IV.
|For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,|
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
CongreveMourning Bride. Act V. Sc. 3.
|Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.|
Deuteronomy. XXVIII. 5.
|God bless us every one.|
DickensChristmas Carol. Stave 3. (Saying of Tiny Tim.)
|O close my hand upon Beatitude!|
Not on her toys.
Louise Imogen GuineyDeo Optimo Maximo.
|To heal divisions, to relieve the oppressd,|
In virtue rich; in blessing others, blessd.
HomerOdyssey. Bk. VII. L. 95. Popes trans.
|A mans best things are nearest him,|
Lie close about his feet.
Monckton MilnesThe Men of Old. St. 7.
|The blest to-day is as completely so,|
As who began a thousand years ago.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. I. L. 75.
|God bless us every one, prayed Tiny Tim,|
Crippled and dwarfed of body yet so tall
Of soul, we tiptoe earth to look on him,
High towering over all.
James Whitcomb RileyGod Bless Us Every One.
|The benediction of these covering heavens|
Fall on their heads like dew!
Cymbeline. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 350.
|Like birds, whose beauties languish half concealed,|
Till, mounted on the wing, their glossy plumes
Expanded, shine with azure, green and gold;
How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night II. L. 589.
|Amid my list of blessings infinite,|
Stands this the foremost, That my heart has bled.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night IX. L. 497.