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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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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad5 and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy...judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasnre of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed/...
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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 6

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer - Presbyterian Church - 1856
...hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a dark and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy...work 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 Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 6

1856
...hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a dark and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy...work 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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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1856 - 744 pages
...comforts anil hopes. We see in needleworks and emtr iilenes it is more pleaMng to have a lively work apon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome »round. Judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the fye. Certainly virtue...
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The Scottish Christian journal

1857
...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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The North British Review, Volumes 26-27

1857
...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 where they are incensed or crushed ; for prosperity...
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The North British review, Volume 27

1857
...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...of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eve. Certainly virtue is like precious odours : most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed ;...
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Pencilled Passages

English literature - 1857 - 224 pages
...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...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

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Conduct of life - 1857 - 550 pages
...hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad2 and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy...pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed3 or crushed ; for prosperity...
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Bacon and Shakespeare: An Inquiry Touching Players, Playhouses, and ...

William Henry Smith (of Harley) - 1857 - 166 pages
...:— He that ears my land, spares my team, And gives me leave to inn my crop. Of Adversity : — , It is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad...dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Henry IV. act i. sc. 2 : — Bright metals on a sullen ground Will show more goodly, and attract more...
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