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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 - Pągina 22
1821
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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Volum 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1843
...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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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volum 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1843
...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 Tests of Time: a Story of Social Life

Sara Wood - 1843 - 301 pągines
...thing that concerned her. CHAPTER XVII. " 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." Lord BACON. THE few months that had preceded her father and sister's visit to town, had been a time...
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The Girl's Reading-book: In Prose and Poetry, for Schools

Lydia Howard Sigourney - 1843 - 243 pągines
...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, Volum 4

...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. A WORD TO THE WISE.— Infallible truth informs us that " pure religion and undefiled...
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The Church

1864
...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 Ladies' Companion, Volums 3-4

1835
...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 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 pągines
...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. 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, Volum 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 315 pągines
...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. 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, Volum 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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