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" We see in 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 ground : judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye.... "
The Ladies' Companion - Σελίδα 96
1835
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. to be cleansed every day by the hand. Also some steps...may call a bathing pool, it may admit much curiosity incensed or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue....

Compitum, Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Βιβλίο 7

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1854
...present us with may even inspire for that reason the greater pleasure ; for, as a great author says, " We see in needleworks and embroideries it is more...a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground ;" or, as Hazlitt says in his charming essay upon Merry England, " I do not see how there can be high...

Scenes in the Practice of a New York Surgeon, Τόμος 3

Edward H. Dixon - 1855 - 407 σελίδες
...and distrusts, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needle-work and embroidery, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work on a lightsome ground. " Certainly, virtue is like precious odors, the more precious when incensed...

Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856
...grows weary of examining, and is tempted to consider all as equally fallacious. — Johnson. I.XIX. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...

The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 360 σελίδες
...Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see, in needleworks and embroideries, it is more...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...

A Book for Spare Moments: The Urn and the Page

Harvey Buckland - 1856 - 162 σελίδες
...Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see, in needleworks and embroideries, it is more...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...

Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...not without comforts and hopes. We see in needle-works and emhroideries, it is more pleasing to have lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to...ground ; judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart hy the pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are...

The Presbyterian Magazine, Τόμος 6

1856
...the afflictions of Job, than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a dark and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore...

The Presbyterian Magazine, Τόμος 6

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer - 1856
...the afflictions of Job, than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a dark and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore...

Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad5 and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge, therefore,...




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