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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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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter, Bände 5-6

1850
...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 a lightsome ground: judge, therefore, of the pleasures of the heart by the pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most...
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The Mistake of a Life-time: Or, the Robber of the Rhine Valley. A Story of ...

Waldo Howard - 1850 - 319 Seiten
...in a glass of purl. CHAPTER XXVI. EDITH AND CLARA. Virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — BACON. THE reader will remember the night when the two burglars and the little boy effected their...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue*. VI. OP SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. < . Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom ; for...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Band 1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth, best discover virtue. FRIENDSHIP. It had been hard for him that spake it, to have put more truth and untruth together in...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...see in needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." — Bacon. Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Band 1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon * lightsome ground ; judge, therefore, of the pleasure...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. FRIENDSHIP. It had been hard for him that spake it, to have put more truth and untruth together in...
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Ears of corn from various sheaves: thoughts for the closet, ed. by S. Lettis

Ears - 1851
...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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General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

1851
...see in needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasant to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground than to have a dark and melancholy work upon...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye." What are these images of, viz., the " lively work ;" the " sad and solemn ground;" the "dark and melancholy...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

1852
...see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn cs with contempt From the narrative of Herodotus,...it should seem that they still looked up, with the f ye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crashed ; for...
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The disowned, by the author of 'Pelham'. by sir E. Bulwer Lytton

Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1852
...body, and burst into tears. 160 161 CHAPTER XLIX. Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — BACON. IT is somewhat remarkable, that while Talbot was bequeathing to Clarence, as the most valuable...
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