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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 disowned, by the author of 'Pelham'. by sir E. Bulwer Lytton

Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1852
...it!" said Clarence, as he flung himself beside the body, and burst into tears. 160 161 CHAPTER XLIX. Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. — BACON. IT is somewhat remarkable, that while Talbot was bequeathing to Clarence,...
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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volumes 3-4

Great Britain - 1852
...the following sentences, viz.: — * Longfellow's "Hyperion." " Virtue is like precious odours, mottt fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, hut adversity doth best discover virtue." — Bacons JSssay," Of Adversity'-' " The joys of parents...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853
...have a dark and melancholy rk upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore of the pleasure of the heurt by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity dotli best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volume 16

1853
...wise sayings of Lord Bacon, that, " virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are most incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Dr. Cheever draws some very useful and important lessons from the processes...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than e other kind of fountain, which we may call a bathing pool, it may admit much curiosity best discover virtue. VI. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy,...
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The Last Earl of Desmond:: A Historical Romance of 1599-1603. ... In Two ...

Charles Bernard Gibson, James Fitz-Thomas (17th earl of Desmond.) - Ireland - 1854
...experience hope." Our great English philosopher, Lord Bacon, remarks, with his usual eloquence and truth, " Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed." The dealings of Providence are mysterious only to those who do not take the trouble of reading them...
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The Last Earl of Desmond:: A Historical Romance of 1599-1603. ... In Two ...

Charles Bernard Gibson, James Fitz-Thomas (17th earl of Desmond.) - Ireland - 1854
...experience hope." Our great English philosopher, Lord Bacon, remarks, with his usual eloquence and truth, " Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed." The dealings of Providence are mysterious only to those who do not take the trouble of reading them...
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The Wesleyan pulpit

Wesleyan pulpit - 1855 - 1911 pages
...lusts," by which they are drowned " in destruction and perdition." It was the saying of Lord Bacon, " certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant...prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Many are now in hell, cursing their success in business and their worldly prosperity,...
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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States ...

United States. Congress House - 1938 - 71 pages
...And Lord Bacon, in his essay Of Adversity, tells us: Certainly virtue is like precious odors, more fragrant when they are incensed or crushed. For prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. The adversity of the period discovered outstanding virtue in ANDREW JACKSON MONTAGUE....
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