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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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So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, as Relates to Her Domestic History ...

Basil Montagu, Hannah Mary Rathbone - English literature - 1845 - 242 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...the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like pleasant odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - Philosophers - 1846
...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. The Sixth Essay, ' Of Simulation and Dissimulation,' was likewise new in 1625....
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 758 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...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." It is by the " Essays" that Bacon is best known to the multitude. The Nomim...
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Voices of the True-hearted

American literature - 1846 - 288 pages
...needle-workers and imbroiderers, it is more pleasing to have a lively woik upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome...the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like pre cious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed; for Prosperity doth best discover...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...needle-works and emhroideries 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 incensed...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than ܀ 0 򫂀 where they arc incensed or crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than divine nature, except it proceed, not out of a pleasure in solitude, but out of a love and desire moet fragrant where they arc incensed or crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the ...

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
...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...pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odoure, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice,...
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The Christian's penny magazine, and friend of the people [ed. by J. Campbell ...

Congregational union of England and Wales - 1848
...pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work npon a lightsome ground. Judge, therefore, of the pleasure...like precious odours, most fragrant when they are crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, bnt adversity doth best discover virtue. — Lord...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848
...needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasant 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." What are these images of, viz., the "lively work;" the "sad and solemn ground;" the "dark and melancholy...
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