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" Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God's favour. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page xxxix
by Francis Bacon - 1834
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral, & philosophical ...

1833 - 618 pages
...; but be of good cheer : I have overcome the world." — John xvi. 33. . "PROSPERITY," says Bacon, "is the blessing of the Old Testament ; adversity is the blessing of the New ;" and a greater authority than Bacon tells us, " that whom the Lord loveth he chastiseth." These are...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 pages
...through the waves of the world." But, to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity I is the blessing of the Old Testament, advjer- 1 sity is the blessing of the New, which cariieth '...
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The Rule of Life: Or a Collection of Select Moral Sentences ...

Watson Adams - 1834 - 298 pages
...prosperity, is temperance ; 'the virtue of adversity, is fortitude ; which in morals is the most heroic virtue. Prosperity is the blessing of the old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the new ; which carries a greater benediction, and a clearer revelation of God's favor. Lord Bacon. Though fortune...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition:

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834 - 380 pages
...beatitudes of the New, which are both in reality greater, and carry a clearer revelation of the divine favour. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you will find more lamentable airs than triumphant ones." Lord Bacon, " But to speak in a mean, the virtue...
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The Young Man's Sunday Book: A Practical Exhibition of Doctrines, Duties ...

1835 - 334 pages
...through the waves of the world. But to speak in a mean : the virtue of prosperity is temperance ; the virtue of adversity is fortitude ; which in morals...Testament : adversity is the blessing of the New, which carricth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God's favour. Yet even in the Old Testament,...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 21

1837
..." Some," says St. Paul, "shall be saved, yet so as by fire;" and " prosperity," says Lord Bacon, " is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is...benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour." The check we have received may be of more ultimate benefit to us than years of unalloyed, intoxicating...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 21

1837 - 536 pages
..." Some," says St. Paul, "shall be saved, yet so as by fire;" and " prosperity," says Lord Bacon, " is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is...benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour." The check we have received may be of more ultimate benefit to us than years of unalloyed, intoxicating...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 4

1838 - 822 pages
...and softer. The following passage, first published in 1625, will show the extent of the chanje: — 'Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;...which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer evidence of God's favor. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you laten to David's harp you shall hear...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 4

1838 - 870 pages
...and softer. The following passage, first published in 1625, will show the extent of the change; — 'Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ; adversity is the blessing of the New, which carr.eth the greater benediction and the clearer evidence of God's favor. Yet, even in the Old Testament,...
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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - 1839 - 404 pages
...Adversity, where he says — " But to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals...you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols." ON THE MISERIES OF MAN'S LIFE. How few men in the world are prosperous ! What an infinite number of...
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