|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|To bliss unknown my lofty soul aspires,|
My lot unequal to my vast desires.
J. ArbuthnotGnothi Seaton. L. 3.
| Thin partitions do divide|
The bounds where good and ill reside;
That nought is perfect here below;
But bliss still bordering upon woe.
Weekly Magazine, Edinburgh, Vol. XXII. P. 50 (1770).
|The hues of bliss more brightly glow,|
Chastisd by sabler tints of woe.
GrayOde on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude. L. 45.
|Alas! by some degree of woe|
We every bliss must gain;
The heart can neer a transport know,
That never feels a pain.
|And my heart rocked its babe of bliss,|
And soothed its child of air,
With something twixt a song and kiss,
To keep it nestling there.
Gerald MasseyOn a Wedding Day. St. 3.
|But such a sacred and home-felt delight,|
Such sober certainty of waking bliss,
I never heard till now.
MiltonComus. L. 262.
|The sum of earthly bliss.|
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VIII. L. 522.
|Bliss in possession will not last;|
Rememberd joys are never past;
At once the fountain, stream, and sea,
They were,they are,they yet shall be.
The Little Cloud.
|Some place the bliss in action, some in ease,|
Those call it pleasure, and contentment these.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 21.
|Condition, circumstance, is not the thing;|
Bliss is the same in subject or in king.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 57.
|The way to bliss lies not on beds of down,|
And he that had no cross deserves no crown.
|I know I amthat simplest bliss|
The millions of my brothers miss.
I know the fortune to be born,
Even to the meanest wretch they scorn.
Bayard TaylorPrince Deukalion. Act IV.
|We thinke no greater blisse than such|
To be as be we would,
When blessed none but such as be
The same as be they should.
William WarnerAlbions England. Bk. X. Ch. LIX. St. 68.
|The spiders most attenuated thread|
Is cord, is cable, to mans tender tie
On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night 1. L. 178.