happy is the bride that the sun shines on
- An equivalent superstition is blessed are the dead that the rain rains on.
1648 HERRICK Hesperides 129 Blest is the Bride, on whom the Sun doth shine. And thousands gladly wish You multiply, as doth a fish.
1787 F. GROSE Provincial Glossary (Superstitions) 61 It is reckoned a good omen, or a sign of future happiness, if the sun shines on a couple coming out of the church after having been married... Happy is the bride that the sun shines on.
1926 ‘P. WENTWORTH’ Black Cabinet xxxvi. ‘Happy’s the bride that the sun shines on,’ is how the proverb goes. But where there’s real true love..there’s always sunshine in a manner of speaking.
1984 C. A. O’MARIE Novena for Murder 181 And the weather is cooperating! ‘Blessed the bride that the sun shines on!’
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