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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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volum 1

Robert Chambers - 1850
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground ; judge on princes' favours ! There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire C*rtainly, virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity...
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The Christian Treasury, Volum 5

1850
...tlie pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours— most fragrant when they are crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — Lord Bacon,. THE CHRISTIAN'S HUSBANDRY. THAT the mind of man may be worthily employed and taken...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...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...vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue*. VI. OP SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. < . Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom ; for it...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...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." — Bacon. Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volum 1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon * lightsome ground ; judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. FRIENDSHIP. It had been hard for him that spake it, to have put more truth and untruth together in...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volum 1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...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. FRIENDSHIP. It had been hard for him that spake it, to have put more truth and untruth together in...
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Ears of corn from various sheaves: thoughts for the closet, ed. by S. Lettis

Ears - 1851
...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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General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

1851
...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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The disowned, by the author of 'Pelham'. by sir E. Bulwer Lytton

Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1852
...body, and burst into tears. 160 161 CHAPTER XLIX. Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — BACON. IT is somewhat remarkable, that while Talbot was bequeathing to Clarence, as the most valuable...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

1852
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Judge l looked up, with the f ye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crashed ; for...
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