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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... "
The British Prose Writers - Pàgina 22
1821
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - 1825
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground: judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...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 Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volum 16

Francis Bacon - 1834
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground: judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...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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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 pàgines
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...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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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volum 1

Laconics - 1829
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground: judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — • Lord Bacon. LXX. If parliament were to consider the sporting with reputation of as much importance...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volum 1

John Timbs - 1829 - 360 pàgines
...upon a sad and solenm ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground: judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — Lord Bacon. LXX. If parliament were to consider the sporting with reputation of as much importance...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volum 8

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Bacon. Quality alone should only serve to make a shew in the embroidered part of the government j hut...
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The Family monitor

1831
...dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart hy the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are burned or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover...
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror, Volum 2

Anniversary calendar - 1832
...Thomas Pope Blouut, 1649, Hollmcay, near London, Sir Wm. (Bishop) Dawes.1671, Lyons, near Braintree. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant...they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth but discover vice, but adversity doth but discover virtue. — Baton. ©oils of the Latht Church. St....
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 pàgines
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. DISSIMULATION is but a faint kind of policy or wisdom ; for it asketh...
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