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!'
For the great Gaels of Ireland Are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, And all their songs are sad.
A merry road, a mazy road, and such as we did tread The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head.
The merry cuckoo, messenger of Spring, His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded.Edmund Spenser
To church in the morning, and there saw a wedding in the church, which I have not seen many a day; and the young people so merry one with another, and strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and woman gazing and smiling at them.Samuel Pepys
To all the Callahan's Places there ever were or ever will be, whatever they may be called — and to all the merry maniacs and happy fools who are fortunate enough to stumble into one: may none of them arrive too late!spider robinson
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad: and to travel for it too!william shakespeare
'Tis well to be merry and wise, 'Tis well to be honest and true; 'Tis well to be off with the old love, Before you are on with the new.charles maturin
I had built a little cabin in Yosemite, and for convenience in getting water, and for the sake of music and society, I led a small stream from Yosemite Creek into it. Running along the side of the wall it was not in the way, and it had just fall enough to ripple and sing in low, sweet tones, making delightful company, especially at night when I was lying awake. Then a few frogs came in and made merry with the stream, and one snake.john muir
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.
Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit; Tu-who, a merry note.william shakespeare
In Paris a queer little man you may see, A little man all in gray; Rosy and round as an apple is he, Content with the present whate'er it may be, While from care and from cash he is equally free, And merry both night and day! "Ma foi! I laugh at the world." says he, "I laugh at the world, and the world laughs at me!" What a gay little man in gray.pierre-jean de béranger
Here's a health to the lass with the merry black eyes! Here's a health to the lad with the blue ones!william winter
A very merry, dancing, drinking, Laughing, quaffing, and unthinking time.john dryden
Upon the gale she stoop'd her side, And bounded o'er the swelling tide, As she were dancing home; The merry seamen laugh'd to see Their gallant ship so lustily Furrow the green sea-foam.walter scott
As it fell upon a day In the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.richard barnfield
Landlord fill the flowing bowl Until it doth run over: For to-night we'll merry be To-morrow we'll be sober.
I took the wren's nest; Heaven forgive me! Its merry architects so small Had scarcely finished their wee hall, That, empty still, and neat and fair, Hung idly in the summer air.