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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 cynosure, select passages from the most distinguished writers [ed. by ...

Cynosure - 1837
...instant that such degree of sympathy is exceeded, we hurt ourselves and not our adversary. WALTER SCOTT. VIRTUE is like precious odours, most fragrant when...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. BACON. OH ! what a tmrare m a vatmtm* Wife, Discreet and loving; not one gift...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1838 - 832 pages
...needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than great matters, and failed most shamefully, yet, if...sport to behold ; nay, and to the vulgar also boldness best discover virtue. VI. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy,...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 4

1838
...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...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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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...accustomed.—Bacon. 1163. Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished,—Ib. 1164. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.—Ib. 1165. "When Nero perished by the justest doom Which ever the destroyer...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 pages
...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. perity has shined upon it, then like a snake it presently recovers its former...
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The Seasons of Life; with an Introduction on the Creation, and Primeval ...

Mary ASHDOWNE - 1839 - 309 pages
...few would fix their attention on the glory of a future state. Sublimely has Bacon observed, that " virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." . The days of our childhood have perhaps been the most faithful portion of our...
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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 1

1839
...the human character. Prosperity may be joyful to the sense, but adversity is healthful to the soul. " Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed." Under the combined influence of improved taste, much sorrow, and a firmly infixed religious principle,...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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. anthor's treatise on the Wisdom of the Ancients, under the head ' Prometheus,...
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Supplement to the Courant, Volumes 20-23

1855
...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 eye. Certainly, virtue is like precio'us odors, more fragrant where they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but...
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A good match, The heiress of Drosberg, and The cathedral chorister

Henrietta Georgiana Chatterton (M. lady.) - 1840
...needleworks aoid 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. BACON . EVERYTHING seemed now really prosperous. Laura found her mother much disappointed, it was true,...
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