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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 London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 205
edited by - 1829
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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - Fore-edged painting - 1837 - 356 pages
...self-control Is wisdom's root. HOBBES'S THEORY OF LAUGHTER. 11 7 " We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye." HOBBES'S THEORY OF LAUGHTER. Soon after I was called to the bar I happened to be in the criminal court...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

1837
...distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see inneedle-worksand embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1838
...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...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 4

1838
...distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needle works and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - Conduct of life - 1839 - 350 pages
...distastes ; and adversity is not without comfort and hopes. We see in needle works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed ; for prosperity...
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A good match, The heiress of Drosberg, and The cathedral chorister

Henrietta Georgiana Chatterton (M. lady.) - 1840
...distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks aoid embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. BACON . EVERYTHING seemed now really prosperous. Laura found her mother much disappointed, it was true, but...
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Supplement to the Courant, Volumes 20-23

1855
...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...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precio'us odors, more fragrant where they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed : for prosperity...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840
...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...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity...
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The Hand-book of Needlework

Miss Lambert (F.) - Needlework - 1842 - 263 pages
...threaded steel Plies swiftly, and unfelt the task proceeds." COWPER. '' In needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground." BACON. HE reason for comprising the various subjects included in this chapter under one head, is, that...
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