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" Solomon. 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... "
The works of lord Macaulay, complete, ed. by lady Trevelyan - Page 242
by Thomas Babington baron Macaulay - 1866
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
...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...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 Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...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...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 Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - 1818 - 290 pages
...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...discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. (!M Simulation attlr &i00imulation. DISSIMULATION is but a faint kind of policy or wisdom ; for it...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...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...discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue. <Df Simulation antt 29i00itnulation. DISSIMULATION is but a faint kind of policy or wisdom ; for it...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
...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...discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. VI. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION. DISSIMULATION is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom ; for it...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - 1820 - 539 pages
...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...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 Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821
...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...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 Retrospective Review.., Volume 3

Henry Southern - 1821
...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...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 Retrospective Review, Volume 3

1821
...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...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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Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 3

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - 1821
...pleasing to have a lively work upon . sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore of the pleasure...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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