Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
It is good to be merry and wise. It is good to be honest and true. It is best to be off with the old love, before you are on with the new.
Steadfast of thought,Well made, well wrought,Far may be sought,Ere that ye can findSo courteous, so kindAs merry Margaret,This midsummer flower,Gentle as falconOr hawk of the tower.john skelton
Had she been light, like you, Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit, She might ha' been a grandam ere she died; And so may you; for a light heart lives long.william shakespeare
The Blossoms and leaves in plenty From the apple tree fall each day; The merry breezes approach them, And with them merrily play.Heinrich Heine
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season. The Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
The youths at cricks did play Throughout the merry day.
I cannot tell where you should look for me, if you send out any pinnace to seek me; because I live at the devotion of the wind and seas. And thus fare you well; desiring God to send us a merry meeting in this world, if it be his good will and pleasure.
It's guid to be merry and wise,It's guid to be honest and true,It's guid to support Caledonia's causeAnd bide by the buff and the blue.Robert Burns
Hang sorrow! care will kill a cat,And therefore let ’s be merry.george wither
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,And every grin so merry draws one out.john wolcot
The merry cuckow, messenger of Spring, His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded.Edmund Spenser
Alas, poor Tom! how oft, with merry heart, Have we beheld thee play the Sexton's part; Each comic heart must now be grieved to see The Sexton's dreary part performed on thee.Robert Fergusson
You have a merry heart. Yea, my lord; I thank it, poor fool, it keeps on the windy side of care.william shakespeare
The Channel is that silver strip of sea which severs merry England from the tardy realms of Europe.
merry it is in the good greenwood, When the mavis and merle are singing, When the deer sweeps by, and the hounds are in cry, And the hunter's horn is ringing.