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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
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Essays, Civil and Moral: And The New Atlantis

Francis Bacon - Education - 1909 - 347 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 8 and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground: judge therefore...
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The Spirit of Man: An Anthology in English & French from the Philosophers ...

Robert Bridges - English literature - 1916 - 336 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...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 English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts

William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane - English essays - 1916 - 471 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 odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed : for prosperity...
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A Book of English Literature, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 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...lightsome ground: judge therefore of the pleasure of the [50 heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1917 - 512 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...solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy 35 work upon a lightsome ground ; judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the...
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English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1918 - 397 pages
...over joy in the Old Testament, and one which by an unusual figure of speech suggests that we " judge of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye." The essay Of Studies is really a collection of texts, upon any one of which an extended discourse might...
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Representative English Essays

Warner Taylor - American essays - 1923 - 499 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 odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed. For prosperity...
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Education in Scotland

Great Britain. Scottish Education Dept - 1896
...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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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...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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Shakspere Weighed in an Even Balance

Alfred Pownall - Bible - 1864 - 86 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 odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed; for prosperity...
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