: PLACES AND FAMILIES
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
Blessed is the eye,
That's between Severn and Wye.
Ray gives this proverb, but appears to misunderstand it, the first line
not alluding to the prospect, but to an islet or ait in the river,
though I have not met with the word eye used in this sense. There can,
however, be no doubt as to its meaning; probably from A.-S. ea.