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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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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States ...

United States. Congress House - 1938 - 71 pągines
...Bacon, in his essay Of Adversity, tells us: Certainly virtue is like precious odors, more fragrant when they are incensed or crushed. For prosperity doth...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. The adversity of the period discovered outstanding virtue in ANDREW JACKSON MONTAGUE. He did not fold...
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Education in Scotland

Great Britain. Scottish Education Dept - 1896
...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 beat discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The Harvard Classics, Volum 3

1909
...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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Shakspere Weighed in an Even Balance

Alfred Pownall - 1864 - 86 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...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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Collected Essays, Papers, Etc, Volum 10

Robert Bridges
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Judg therefore of the pleasure of the Heart, by the pleasure of the Eye.' I assert of these passages that they cannot be printed in short sections as free verse without damag...
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - 1974 - 267 pągines
...welcome test of fortitude and divine mercy: Certainly virtue is like precious odours, more fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for Prosperity doth...vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. [VI, 386] Bacon, like many of his contemporaries, collected in a notebook apophthegms which struck him in...
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Sea-mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

Philip Edwards - 1997 - 227 pągines
...the Heart, by the Pleasure of the Eye. Certainly, Vertue is like pretious Odours, most fragrant, when they are incensed, or crushed: For Prosperity doth...best discover Vice; But Adversity doth best discover Vertue. 38 The centre of the essay is the strange legend that the sufferings of Prometheus were relieved...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 pągines
...eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed9 or crushed:10 for Prosperity doth best discover* vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. 6. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION Dissimulation* is but a faint kind of policy" or wisdom; for it...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 pągines
...Solemne Ground; then to have a Darke and Melancholy Worke, upon a Lightsome Ground: Judge therfore, of the Pleasure of the Heart, by the Pleasure of the Eye. Certainly, Vertue is like pretious Odours, most fragrant, when they are incensed, or crushed: For Prosperity 40...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 pągines
...a sad0 and solemn ground,0 than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome0 ground: judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed0 or crushed:0 for Prosperity doth best discover0 vice, but Adversity doth best...
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