So they agreed to stop complaining, to enjoy the blessings
already possessed, and try to deserve them, lest they should be taken away entirely, instead of increased, and I believe they were never disappointed or sorry that they took the old woman's advice.
Dear Queen, I here bring back your subjects, wiser for their sorrow, better for their hard trial; and now might any Queen be proud of them, and bow to learn from them that giving joy and peace to others brings it fourfold to us, bearing a double happiness in the blessings
to those we help.
I've no right to say anything about my being sorry: you know well enough what cause I have to put you above every other friend I've got; and if it had been ordered so that you could ha' been my sister, and lived with us all our lives, I should ha' counted it the greatest blessing
as could happen to us now.
that I hope, one of these days, I may be able to deserve.
Have I not proven to you how wrong it is - how contrary to Scripture and to reason, to teach a child to look with contempt and disgust upon the blessings
of Providence, instead of to use them aright?
She was thanking God for the blessing
of her husband's love:--
It may have been about a month after my sister's reappearance in the kitchen, when Biddy came to us with a small speckled box containing the whole of her worldly effects, and became a blessing
to the household.
, your holiness, before you go, I beseech you
Could the patriots have known how bitter were their regrets, they would have forgiven them all their evil deeds, and sent a blessing
after them as they sailed away from their native shore.
Prosperity is the blessing
of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing
of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor.
Then Robin Hood turned to stout Edward of Deirwold, and said he, "Give thy blessing
on thy daughter's marriage to this yeoman, and all will be well.
And now I'm from Kolyazin, master, where a great and wonderful blessing
has been revealed.
She agreed that it was a great blessing
, and expressed herself 'right down thankful for it'; adding, 'If it please God to spare my sight, and make me so as I can read my Bible again, I think I shall be as happy as a queen.
He was supplied with everything he could want, and they only demanded of him that he should not refuse his blessing
to those who came to seek it.
Do you not know that labor is the source of every blessing
, and that none but those who work are entitled to eat?