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" Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work... "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Seite 12
von John Timbs - 1829
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Band 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1843
...see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The Monthly Miscellany, Band 1 -Band 2,Ausgabe 2

Cazneau Palfrey - 1839
...Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. NOTICES OF BOOKS. MEANS AND ENDS ; OR, SELF-TRAINING. By the Author of Redwood, Home, fyc. THIS book...
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The Tests of Time: a Story of Social Life

Sara Wood - 1843 - 301 Seiten
...thing that concerned her. CHAPTER XVII. " Certainly, Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed; for prosperity doth...adversity doth best discover Virtue." Lord BACON. THE few months that had preceded her father and sister's visit to town, had been a time of severe probation...
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The Girl's Reading-book: In Prose and Poetry, for Schools

Lydia Howard Sigourney - 1843 - 243 Seiten
...and higher virtue. It was a wise man who said, " Virtue, like a precious odour, is most fragrant when crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." When those we love are in trouble, let us feel that we have a two-fold office, to cheer, and to help...
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The Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine, Band 4

...see in needle-works and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...adversity doth best discover virtue. — Lord Bacon. A WORD TO THE WISE.— Infallible truth informs us that " pure religion and undefiled before God and...
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The Church

1864
...see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The Ladies' Companion, Bände 3-4

1835
...see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtu*....
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Lives of Celebrated American Indians

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 315 Seiten
...see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Band 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 315 Seiten
...see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but...
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The Living Age, Band 245

1905
...language. Take this from the essay Of Adversity: — Virtue is like precious odors. Most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed; For prosperity doth...discover vice. But adversity doth best discover virtue. Not a word here has been altered from the prose form in which it appears in the original. Then in the...
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