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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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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - Intellect - 1849 - 132 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...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...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 Western Quarterly Review

1849
...heights of tribulation with delight. Lord Bacon compared virtue, or true manliness, to precious odors, "most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed;...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Here is a high truth, — but Jesus came, in the circumstances of his birth,...
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Republican Christianity: Or, True Liberty, as Exhibited in the Life ...

Elias Lyman Magoon - Christianity - 1849 - 422 pages
...heights of tribulation with delight. Lord Bacon compared virtue, or true manliness, to precious odors, " most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ;...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Here is a high truth ; but Jesus came, in the circumstances of his birth, in...
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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1850
...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." It is by the Essays that Bacon is best known to the multitude. The Novum Organum...
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Works

Francis Bacon - 1850
...needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to bar; a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome...the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, piost fragrant when they are incensed or crushed 0)for prosperity doth bes.t discover vice, but adversity...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than l my heart new open'd. O, how wretched Is that poor...favours ! There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire C*rtainly, virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity...
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The Mistake of a Life-time: Or, the Robber of the Rhine Valley. A Story of ...

Waldo Howard - 1850 - 319 pages
...Hardhead's health in a glass of purl. CHAPTER XXVI. EDITH AND CLARA. Virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ;...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — BACON. THE reader will remember the night when the two burglars and the little...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than good tilings, such as is the wheat. X. OF LOVE. ! THE stage is more beholding to l pleasures of the heart by the pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most...
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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter, Volumes 7-8

1850
...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 ground: judge, therefore, of the pleasures of the heart by the pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most...
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