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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 essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...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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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 13-14

1853
...pictorial effect as the father of English philosophy, who says, " as in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853
...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...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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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, lso some steps up to it, and some fine pavement about...may call a bathing pool, it may admit much curiosity Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity...
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Compitum, Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Book 7

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1854
...reason the greater pleasure ; for, as a great author says, " We see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...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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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1856 - 360 pages
...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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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...to consider all as equally fallacious. — Johnson. I.XIX. 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 where they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity...
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A Book for Spare Moments: The Urn and the Page

Harvey Buckland - Christian life - 1856 - 162 pages
...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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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...not without comforts and hopes. We see in needle-works and emhroideries, it is more pleasing to have lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to...ground ; judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart hy the pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are...
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