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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 Works of John Webster, Volume 1

John Webster, Alexander Dyce - English drama - 1830
...4to. of 1 612 " sweet." t Perfumes, the mitre they are chaf'd, &c.] Compare Lord Bacon's Essayi; " 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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The Family monitor

1831
...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...ground. Judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart hy the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are burned...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 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 Young Man's Sunday Book: A Practical Exhibition of Doctrines, Duties ...

Christian life - 1835 - 320 pages
...needle-works and embroideries it is niore 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.' OF PRAYER. Ouu prayers should run parallel to promises ; we should ask nothing...
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Tales of the Peerage and the Peasantry, Volume 1

Arabella Jane Sullivan - 1835
...in the carriage, they turned hastily away to conceal the emotion which overpowered them. CHAPTER XX. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. Lord BACON'S Essuyt. MRS. MORGAN and Amy Evans expected that the controul which...
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Tales of the Peerage and the Peasantry, Volume 1

Arabella Jane Sullivan - Aristocracy (Social class) - 1835
...case of need. The hour of need is fast approaching ; you will not forget your promises !" CHAPTER XX. Certainly virtue is like precious odours — most...crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but advercity doth best discover virtue. Loiui BACON'S Essays. MRS. MORGAN and Amy Evans had expected that...
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Plebeians and patricians, by the author of 'Old maids'.

Plebeians - 1836
...judgments and actions are swayed by a sense of private wrong. CHAPTER IV. POVERTY AND TEMPTATION. " Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when...prosperity doth best discover vice — but adversity doth best discover virtue." Bacon. SIR John Manford's mill, and Factory Hall were in course of rebuilding...
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Plebeians and Patricians, Volume 1

Author of Old maids - Social classes - 1836
...judgments and actions are swayed by a sense of private wrong. CHAPTER XXIII. POVERTY AND TEMPTATION. " Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when...or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice — bnt adversity doth best discover virtue." Bacon. Sir John Manford's mill, and Factory Hall were...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

1837
...inneedle-worksand 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...crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, bul adversity doth best discover virtue.' It is by the ' Essays' that Bacon is best known to the multitude....
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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - Fore-edged painting - 1837 - 356 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...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye." HOBBES'S THEORY OF LAUGHTER. Soon after I was called to the bar I happened to be in the criminal court...
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