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" Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as... "
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...and so exposing the word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers. Saint Augustine (354-430) theologian The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in...afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English poet, critic, soldier Fear is the denomination of the Old Testament;...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...Popular song in Nineteen Eighty-four, pt. l,ch. 7, and pass/mil 949). See also TREACHERY. THE BIBLE 1 o becomes obsessed and rejoices with a sadistic pleasure...that are big and bad enough to pull, and at last, FRANCIS BACON (1561- 1 626), English philosopher, essayist. statesman. Essays, "Of Adversity" 11597-1625)....
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...BACON, (1561-1626) British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Adversity," (1597-1 625). 2 The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in...afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. FRANCIS BACON, (1561-1626) British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Fssays, "Of Adversity" (1597-1...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New. 693 Essays 'Of Adversity' w a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. 8636 Diary 694 Essays 'Of Adversity' Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue....
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols;5 and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities6 of Salomon. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;7 and Adversity is not without...
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Magnetic Venture: The Story of Oxford Instruments

Audrey Wood - Business & Economics - 2001 - 387 pages
...13 The New Public Company The early years as a listed company brought successes and disappointments Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. (Francis Bacon, Essay on Adversity (1625)) After the flotation things would never be quite the same...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp,0 you shall hear as many hearse-like airs0 as carols;0 and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities0 of Salomon. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;0 and Adversity is not without...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - Electronic books - 2007 - 344 pages
...prosperity destroy generosity." — Beecher "Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue." — "Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;...and adversity is not without comforts and hopes." — Sir Francis Bacon "A man who swells in prosperity will shrink in adversity." — "In prosperity...
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Sura's Quotable Quotes, Adages and Sayings

D.V. Rangarajan - 2004
...- Ovid. 4. An acre of performance is worth the whole world of promise. - James Howell Prosperity 1. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. - Bacon. 2. lt is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the affected. 3. Prosperity makes...
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Great Sayings and Quotations

...men can meet adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln 'Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. - Frank Tyger exercise, exercise your powers: what is now difficult will finally become routine. -...
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