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Blessings
 
’Tis not for mortals always to be blest.
        Armstrong—Art of Preserving Health. Bk. IV. L. 260.
  1
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;
Adversity is the blessing of the New.
        Bacon—Of Adversity.
  2
Blessings star forth forever; but a curse
Is like a cloud—it passes.
        Bailey—Festus. Sc. Hades.
  3
A spring of love gushed from my heart,
And I bless’d them unaware.
        Coleridge—The Ancient Mariner. Pt. IV.
  4
For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
        Congreve—Mourning Bride. Act V. Sc. 3.
  5
Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
        Deuteronomy. XXVIII. 5.
  6
God bless us every one.
        Dickens—Christmas Carol. Stave 3. (Saying of Tiny Tim.)
  7
O close my hand upon Beatitude!
  Not on her toys.
        Louise Imogen Guiney—Deo Optimo Maximo.
  8
To heal divisions, to relieve the oppress’d,
In virtue rich; in blessing others, bless’d.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. VII. L. 95. Pope’s trans.
  9
A man’s best things are nearest him,
Lie close about his feet.
        Monckton Milnes—The Men of Old. St. 7.
  10
The blest to-day is as completely so,
As who began a thousand years ago.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. I. L. 75.
  11
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 Riley—God Bless Us Every One.
  12
The benediction of these covering heavens
Fall on their heads like dew!
        Cymbeline. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 350.
  13
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.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night II. L. 589.
  14
Amid my list of blessings infinite,
Stands this the foremost, “That my heart has bled.”
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night IX. L. 497.
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