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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 essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...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. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom ; for it...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...have a dark and melancholy rk upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore of the pleasure of the heurt by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like...where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity dotli best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue, [Friendship,] It had been hard for...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine

1853
...wise sayings of Lord Bacon, that, " virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are most incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Dr. Cheever draws some very useful and important lessons from the processes of vegetation, as illustrative...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Bände 13-14

1853
...as 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, so we may judge the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye." So, for the mere picturesque,...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...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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A Guide to English Composition, Or One Hundred and Twenty Subjects Analysed ...

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 1854
...adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.* — Shakspeare, Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. — Lord Bacon. They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare. —1 Tim. vi. 9. Before I was afflicted I...
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Compitum, Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Bücher 7

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1854
...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 ;" or, as Hazlitt says in his charming essay upon Merry England, " I do not see how there can be high...
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The Wesleyan pulpit

Wesleyan pulpit - 1855 - 1911 Seiten
...perdition." It was the saying of Lord Bacon, " certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Many are now in hell, cursing their success in business and their worldly prosperity, because by it...
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Scenes in the Practice of a New York Surgeon, Band 3

Edward H. Dixon - 1855 - 407 Seiten
...melancholy work on a lightsome ground. " Certainly, virtue is like precious odors, the more precious when incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. Indeed, to carry out this thought to its boldest conclusions, is sin and imperfection in this world...
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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States ...

United States. Congress House - 1938 - 71 Seiten
...Bacon, in his essay Of Adversity, tells us: Certainly virtue is like precious odors, more fragrant when they are incensed or crushed. For prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. The adversity of the period discovered outstanding virtue in ANDREW JACKSON MONTAGUE. He did not fold...
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