I seek for one as fair and gay, but find none to remind me, how blest the hours pass'd away with the girl I left behind me.
And then they knew the perilous Rock,And blest the Abbot of Aberbrothok.Robert Southey
O Scotia! my dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent; Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content.Robert Burns
Why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which he could not please; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease? And all to leave what with his toil he won To that unfeathered two-legged thing, a son.john dryden
For all the Saints who from their labours rest, WhoThee by faith before the world confess'd, Thy name,OJesu, be for ever blest, Alleluia!William Walsham How
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never Is, but alwaysTo be blest.Alexander Pope
My thoughts hold mortal strife;I do detest my life,And with lamenting criesPeace to my soul to bringOft call that prince which here doth monarchise:— But he, grim-grinning King,Who caitiffs scorns, and doth the blest surprise,Late having deck'd with beauty's rose his tomb,Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.drummond, william, of hawthornden
This is the gospel of labour, ring it, ye bells of the kirk!The Lord of Love came down from above, to live with the men who work.This is the rose that He planted, here in the thorn-curst soil:Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.henry van dyke
Altho' your frailer part must yield to Fate,By every breach in that fair lodging made,Its blest inhabitant is more displayed.john oldham
Consecrate the place and day To music and Cecilia. Let no rough winds approach, nor dare Invade the hallow'd bounds, Nor rudely shake the tuneful air, Nor spoil the fleeting sounds. Nor mournful sigh nor groan be heard, But gladness dwell on every tongue; Whilst all, with voice and strings prepar'd, Keep up the loud harmonious song, And imitate the blest above, In joy, and harmony, and love.joseph addison
Aye, ye were blest with folly. Who may tell What strange conceits upon the earth were sown And gender'd by the fond garrulity Of your aereal music? Scatter'd notes, Half heard, half fancied by the erring sense Of man, on which they fell like downy seeds Sown by autumnal winds, grew up, and teem'd With plenteous madness.hartley coleridge
Licence my roving hands, and let them go Before, behind, between, above, below. O, my America, my Newfoundland My kingdom, safest when with one man mann'd, My mine of precious stones, my empery; How am I blest in thus discovering thee:;! To enter in these bonds, is to be free:;; Then, where my hand is set, my soul shall be."john donne
He is at no end of his actions blest Whose ends will make him greatest and not best.George Chapman
The starving chemist in his golden views Supremely blest.Alexander Pope
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The bed be blest that I lye on.
But sure the eye of time beholds no name, So blest as thine in all the rolls of fame.
Oh! Could I throw aside these earthly bands that tie me down where wretched mortals sigh to join blest spirits in celestial lands!
Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest, Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them best.Alexander Pope
Sweet shadows of twilight' how calm their repose, While the dewdrops fall soft in the breast of the rose! How blest to the toiler his hour of release When the vesper is heard with its whisper of peace!Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man's life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched.
An equal doom clipp'd Time's blest wings of peace.
To fireside happiness, to hours of ease blest with that charm, the certainty to please.samuel rogers
blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly.Alexander Pope