blessings brighten as they take their flight
- Cf. 1732 T. FULLER Gnomologia no. 989 Blessings are not valued, till they are gone.
1742 YOUNG Night Thoughts II. 37 How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
1873 ‘S. COOLIDGE’ What Katy Did xi. Blessings brighten as they take their flight. Katy began to appreciate for the first time how much she had learned to rely on her aunt.
1929 G. M. WHITE Square Mark i. It has been said that one never knows one’s blessings until one has lost them.
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