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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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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter, Volumes 5-6

1850
...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...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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The Christian Treasury, Volume 5

Protestantism - 1850
...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...upon a lightsome ground : judge, therefore, of the pleasures of the heart by tlie pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours— most...
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Ears of corn from various sheaves: thoughts for the closet, ed. by S. Lettis

Ears - 1851
...distastes ; and adversity is not without comfort 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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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...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 where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity...
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General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

Education - 1851
...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...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye." What are these images of, viz., the " lively work ;" the " sad and solemn ground;" the "dark and melancholy...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...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...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure \of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed, or crushed ; for...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...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...ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon * lightsome ground ; judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

English essays - 1852
...dislaMcs ; arid adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries which, in the following generation, led them to treat...it should seem that they still looked up, with the f ye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crashed ; for...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1852 - 744 pages
...adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing lo have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than...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 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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