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" 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 sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work... "
The British Prose Writers - Page 22
1821
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. OF Simulation and 2Di00imulation. DISSIMULATION is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. DISSIMULATION is but a faint kind of policy or wisdom ; for it asketh...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...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...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed : for Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
...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...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed : for Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best...
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Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ...

Francis Bacon - 1819
...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...Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed ; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." And when we read, in his essay on Goodness and Goodness of Nature, that " The parts and signs of goodness...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." And when we read, in his essay on Goodness and Goodness of Nature, that " The parts and signs of goodness...
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The retrospective review, Volume 3

1821
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." And when we read, in his essay on Goodness and Goodness of Nature, that " The parts and signs of goodness...
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Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 3

1821
...upon . 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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." And when we read, in his essay on Goodness and Goodness of Nature, that " The parts and signs of goodness...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1824
...the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed; for prosperity doth...discover virtue. VI. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. Tacitus saith, Livia sorted well with the arts of her husband, and dissimulation of her son; attributing...
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