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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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...have a dark and melancholy rk upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore of the pleasure of the heurt by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like...where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity dotli best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue, [Friendship,] It had been hard for...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volum 16

1853
...wise sayings of Lord Bacon, that, " virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are most incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Dr. Cheever draws some very useful and important lessons from the processes of vegetation, as illustrative...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...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 Wesleyan pulpit

Wesleyan pulpit - 1855 - 1911 pàgines
...perdition." It was the saying of Lord Bacon, " 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." Many are now in hell, cursing their success in business and their worldly prosperity, because by it...
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Scenes in the Practice of a New York Surgeon, Volum 3

Edward H. Dixon - 1855 - 407 pàgines
...melancholy work on a lightsome ground. " Certainly, virtue is like precious odors, the more precious when incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. Indeed, to carry out this thought to its boldest conclusions, is sin and imperfection in this world...
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The Liberator

Society for the liberation of religion from State patronage and control - 1868
...nursed in hot unnatural air. It has flourished best in an ungenial soil, and under a bleak sky ; ' for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.' It is not for those who believe in a divine original Christianity, no more than for those who think...
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The disowned, by the author of 'Pelham'. by sir E. Bulwer Lytton

Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1855
...tears. CHAPTER XLIX. Virtue is like precions odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed i for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — Bacou. IT is somewhat remarkable, that while Talbot was bequeathing to Clarence, as the most valuable...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...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. — iMrd Bacon. LXX. If parliament were to consider the sporting with reputation of as much importance...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasnre of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours,...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. ANNOTATIONS. Some kinds of adversity are chiefly of the character of TRIALS, and others of DISCIPLINE....
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...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...they are incensed, or crushed ; for prosperity doth hest discover vice, hut adversity doth hest discover virtue." — Bacon. Now, my co-mates and hrothers...
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