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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: With a Life ..., Volum 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
...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 odoure, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice,...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848
...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." What are these images of, viz., the "lively work;" the "sad and solemn ground;" the "dark and melancholy...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volum 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground ; judge ere on beds of violets blue, And fresh blown-roses wash M in dew, Fill'd her with tliee [Friendship.] It bad been hard for him that spake it, to have put more truth and untruth together in...
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - 1849 - 132 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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The Western Quarterly Review

1849
...with delight. Lord Bacon compared virtue, or true manliness, to precious odors, "most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed; for prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Here is a high truth, — but Jesus came, in the circumstances of his birth, in the toils and deprivations...
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Republican Christianity: Or, True Liberty, as Exhibited in the Life ...

Elias Lyman Magoon - 1849 - 422 pàgines
...with delight. Lord Bacon compared virtue, or true manliness, to precious odors, " most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Here is a high truth ; but Jesus came, in the circumstances of his birth, in the toils and deprivations...
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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1850
...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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Works, Volum 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...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...the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, piost fragrant when they are incensed or crushed 0)for prosperity doth bes.t discover vice, but adversity...
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The Mistake of a Life-time: Or, the Robber of the Rhine Valley. A Story of ...

Waldo Howard - 1850 - 319 pàgines
...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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volum 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when e Other discourse-, that he be not too much 3£ake to discoe ver virtue. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION.* -^ ;• DISSIMULATION is but a faint kind of policy,...
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