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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 The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...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 a lightfome Ground : Judge, therefore, of the Pleafure of the Heart, by the Pleafure of the Eye. Certainly,...
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Bacon and Shakespeare: An Inquiry Touching Players, Playhouses, and Play ...

William Henry Smith - Catholics - 1857 - 166 pages
...comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work on a sad 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 pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant...
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William Shakespeare Not an Impostor

George Henry Townsend - 1857 - 122 pages
...state and society of man. MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Act i. Sc. ii. : Nature never lends 10. ON ADVERSITY : It is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn errand, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome errand. HENRY IV. : Bright metals...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...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 Monthly herald

1858
...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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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...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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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1858 - 744 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...of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the fye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed ; for...
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The Dublin University Magazine, Volume 51

1858
...is not without comforts and hopes.' "'So in our needleworks and embroideries, Thomas, you see 'tis more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and...dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Tis the same in the heart, love ; the same, surely ! The pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1858
...is not without comforts and hopes.' " ' So in our needleworks and embroideries, Thomas, you see 'tis more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and...dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Tis the same in tfc heart, love ; the same, gnrely ! tte pleasure of the heart by the pleasure ff....
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The Passionate Pilgrim: Or Eros and Anteros

Francis Turner Palgrave - Love - 1858 - 246 pages
...benediction and the clearer evidence ' of God's favour. We see in needle-works and em' broideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon ' a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melan' choly work upon a lightsome ground. Judge therefore ' of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure...
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