Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


With hearts resolved, and hands prepared,
The blessings they enjoy to guard.
Smollett.—Leven Water, last lines.

Give thee my blessing? No, I’ll ne’er
Give thee my blessing; I’ll see thee hang’d first;
It shall ne’er be said I gave thee my blessing.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Knight of the Pestle, Act I. Scene 4.

A cornucopia of blessings.
De Quincey.—The Incognito.