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God's benison on the man who first turned his hand to the making of war!

A benison upon a smiling lip, a kindly eye, and a cheerful voice!

Only for a moment;—Felicias smile went like a benison over it.

But, before we part, Mr Stoddart shall pronounce his benison.

May the benison of the sightless bard bless you and yours for ever and ever!

She raised her eyes with a grave half-smile as if to thank him for his benison.

Well, to-morrow I leave Murglebed for ever; it has my benison.

The Bishop bestowed his benison on the waves, and bade them be calm; it was all that he could do.

Will God be more likely to send her a benison for his unworthy asking?

The gentle stillness of a rare spring morning enveloped him with its benison.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "blessing, beatitude," from Old French beneiçon "blessing, benediction," from Latin benedictionem (see benediction).

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