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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... "
Shakspere Weighed in an Even Balance - Page 14
by Alfred Pownall - 1864 - 86 pages
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without fears and distastes; and «dX versity is not/without comforts and hopes. We see in needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome...
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General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

Education - 1851
...meaning of the italics. 22. " Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes ; and adverrity it not without comforts and hopes. We see in needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasant to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground than to have a dark and melancholy work...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1852 - 744 pages
...carols; and thé pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without...in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing lo have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1852 - 349 pages
...Adverfity is not without Comforts and Hopes. We fee in Needleworks and Embroideries, it is more pleafing to have a lively Work, upon a Sad and Solemn Ground, than to have a dark and melancholy Work, upon alightfome Ground : Judge, therefore, of the Pleafure of the Heart, by the Pleafure of the Eye. Certainly,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853
...carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without...solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy rk upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore of the pleasure of the heurt by the pleasure of the eye....
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 13-14

1853
...taste of such cunning judges of pictorial effect as the father of English philosophy, who says, " as in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing...dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground, so we may judge the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye." So, for the mere picturesque,...
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Compitum, Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Book 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...
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Scenes in the Practice of a New York Surgeon, Volume 3

Edward H. Dixon - Medicine - 1855 - 407 pages
...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...
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A Book for Spare Moments: The Urn and the Page

Harvey Buckland - Christian life - 1856 - 162 pages
...carols; and the pencil of the holy Spirit hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without...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...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities' of Solomon. Prosperity is not without...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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