How blest the humble cotter's fate!
He woos his simple dearie;
The silly bogles, wealth, and state,
Can never make them eerie. [ Burns ]
The first men that our Saviour dear
Did choose to wait upon Him here,
Blest fishers were; and fish the last
Food was, that He on earth did taste:
I therefore strive to follow those,
Whom He to follow Him hath chose. [ Izaak Walton ]
'T is not for mortals always to be blest. [ Armstrong ]
A sea before
The Throne is spread; - its pure still glass
Pictures all earth-scenes as they pass.
We, on its shore,
Share, in the bosom of our rest,
God's knowledge, and are blest. [ Cardinal Newman ]
Not where death hath power may love be blest. [ Mrs. Ilemans ]
Blest be the gracious Power, who taught mankind
To stamp a lasting image of the mind!
Beasts may convey, and tuneful birds may sing.
Their mutual feelings, in the opening spring;
But Man alone has skill and power to send
The heart's warm dictates to the distant friend;
'Tis his alone to please, instruct, advise
Ages remote, and nations yet to rise. [ Crabbe ]
Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest.
Know, all enjoy that power which suits them best. [ Pope ]
Our rural ancestors, with little blest,
Patient of labor when the end was rest,
Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,
With feasts, and offerings, and a thankful strain. [ Pope ]
Believing hear, what you deserve to hear.
Your birthday as my own to me is dear.
Blest and distinguish'd days! which we should prize
The first, the kindest bounty of the skies.
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend,
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend. [ Martial ]
Love delights to bring her best,
And where love is, that offering evermore is blest. [ Keble ]
Beside one deed of guilt, how blest is guiltless woe! [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Oh! he thou blest with all that Heaven can send.
Long health, long youth, long pleasure - and a friend. [ Pope ]
Rich in fit epithets, blest in the lovely marriage of pure words. [ Anthony Brewer ]
Blest is he whose heart is the home of the great dead and their great thoughts. [ Bailey ]
Who fails to grieve when just occasion calls.
Or grieves too much, deserves not to be blest: Inhuman, or effeminate, his heart. [ Young ]
His home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest. [ Montgomery ]
Blest be the art that can immortalize, - the art that baffles time's tyrannic claim to quench it. [ Cowper ]
The extension and perfection of friendship will constitute a great part of the future happiness of the blest. [ R. Whately ]