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" Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. "
Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott - Page 13
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : jndge, therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed, or crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The London Magazine, Volume 9

1824
...Metastasio. " In bona cur quisqilam tertius ista venit ? " Let us observe Bacon working out the metaphor. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed (he uses the word in an obsolete sense — igne coactum) or crushed. — Eiiayi. The compassionate...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...works 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 upon a lightsome...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. VI. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION.* Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - English prose literature - 1825
...works 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 upon a lightsome...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. VI. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION.* Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834
...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 upon a lightsome...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." The essays were immediately translated into French and Italian, and into Latin...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...needle-works 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 upon a lightsome...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. XVI. OP ATHEISM. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talnv'd,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solenm ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...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 upon a lightsome...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 8

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...needleworks and mbnideriei, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Bacon. Quality alone should only serve to make a shew in the embroidered part of the government j hut...
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The Works of John Webster, Volume 1

John Webster, Alexander Dyce - 1830
...4to. of 1 612 " street." t Perfumes, the more they are chaf'd, &c.] Compare Lord Bacon's Eisayt; " Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant...when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity Their pleasing scents ; and so affliction Expresseth virtue fully, whether true, Or else adulterate....
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