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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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Education in Scotland

Great Britain. Scottish Education Dept - 1896
...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 beat discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The Harvard Classics, Band 3

1909
...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...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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Shakspere Weighed in an Even Balance

Alfred Pownall - 1864 - 86 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...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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Collected Essays, Papers, Etc, Band 10

Robert Bridges
...see in Needle'works and Embroyderies, 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. Judg therefore of the pleasure of the Heart, by the pleasure of the Eye.' I assert of these passages...
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - 1974 - 267 Seiten
...welcome test of fortitude and divine mercy: Certainly virtue is like precious odours, more fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for Prosperity doth...discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. [VI, 386] Bacon, like many of his contemporaries, collected in a notebook apophthegms which struck...
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Sea-mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

Philip Edwards - 1997 - 227 Seiten
...pleasing, to have a Lively Worke, upon a Sad and Solemne Ground; then to have a Darke and Melancholy Worke, upon a Lightsome Ground: Judge therefore, of the Pleasure...the Heart, by the Pleasure of the Eye. Certainly, Vertue is like pretious Odours, most fragrant, when they are incensed, or crushed: For Prosperity doth...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 Seiten
...eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed9 or crushed:10 for Prosperity doth best discover* vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. 6. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION Dissimulation* is but a faint kind of policy" or wisdom; for it...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 Seiten
...Solemne Ground; then to have a Darke and Melancholy Worke, upon a Lightsome Ground: Judge therfore, of the Pleasure of the Heart, by the Pleasure of the Eye. Certainly, Vertue is like pretious Odours, most fragrant, when they are incensed, or crushed: For Prosperity 40...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 Seiten
...lively work0 upon a sad0 and solemn ground,0 than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome0 ground: judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed0 or crushed:0 for Prosperity doth best discover0 vice, but Adversity doth best...
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The Treasury of David: Spurgeon's Classic Work on the Psalms

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - 1870 - 704 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 a lightsome ground; judge, therefore, of the pleasures of the heart by the pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odors — most...
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