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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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Education in Scotland

Great Britain. Scottish Education Dept - 1896
...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...they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth beat discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." BACON. (4) So have I seen a lark rising...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...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 odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover* vice, but...
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Shakspere Weighed in an Even Balance

Alfred Pownall - Bible - 1864 - 86 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.—Bacon's Essays. Amid the thorns and"briars of this working-day world "' there...
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Collected Essays, Papers, Etc, Volume 10

Robert Bridges
...upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Judg therefore of the pleasure of the Heart, by the pleasure of the Eye.' I assert of these passages that they cannot be printed in short sections as free verse without damag...
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - Science - 1974 - 267 pages
...regarded as a welcome test of fortitude and divine mercy: Certainly virtue is like precious odours, more fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. [VI, 386] Bacon, like many of his contemporaries, collected in a notebook apophthegms...
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Sea-mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

Philip Edwards - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 227 pages
...pleasing, to have a Lively Worke, upon a Sad and Solemne Ground; then to have a Darke and Melancholy Worke, upon a Lightsome Ground: Judge therefore, of the Pleasure...the Heart, by the Pleasure of the Eye. Certainly, Vertue is like pretious Odours, most fragrant, when they are incensed, or crushed: For Prosperity doth...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...Solemne Ground; then to have a Darke and Melancholy Worke, upon a Lightsome Ground: Judge therfore, of the Pleasure of the Heart, by the Pleasure of the Eye. Certainly, Vertue is like pretious Odours, most fragrant, when they are incensed, or crushed: For Prosperity 40...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...lively work0 upon a sad0 and solemn ground,0 than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome0 ground: judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart...like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed0 or crushed:0 for Prosperity doth best discover0 vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue....
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - English literature - 2003 - 331 pages
...touched by a worldly-wise cynicism, which others would call realism. There are indeed such moments: 'Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed' ['Of Adversity']; 'For he that cannot possibly mend his own case will do what he can to impair another's'...
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The Treasury of David: Spurgeon's Classic Work on the Psalms

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Religion - 704 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 ground; judge, therefore, of the pleasures of the heart by the pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odors — most...
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