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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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850 - 588 pages
...Triumphant ones." Lord Bacon. " But to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance, the hatsoever can fall in the life of man, either grievous...; therefore we die daily, and I am older since I herse-like airs as carols." So too Shaw has made a similar attempt, of which the following is a specimen,...
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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...the virtue of adversity is fortitude ; which in mo. rals is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity it gh property it win no degree, and will never teach...yet by way of RiSKfBtion or bringing to mind, it may God'* favour. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you listrn to David's harp, you shall hear as many...
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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1850 - 338 pages
...richer and softer. The following passage, first published in 1625, will show the extent of the change: "Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;...which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer evidence of God's favour. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp you shall hear...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1850 - 710 pages
...is the blessing of the New, which vamcth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of Uod's y shepherd's tongue, These pretty ил many hearsclikc airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy (ihost hath laboured more in describing...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...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...favour. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David'sharp, you shall hear as many herselike" airs as carols : and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 600 pages
...FRANCIS BACON. [LECr. XVH. The virtue of prosperity is temperance ; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, yon shall hear as many hearselike airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more...
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Sermons on Slavery and the Civil War

None - 1851 - 514 pages
...us, " Sweet are the uses of adversity." Older philosophers have spoken highly of it. Bacon says, " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament :...greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor." Ourselves we know that there are the best uses in reverse, bitter to the taste, but afterwards...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1852 - 744 pages
...adversity is the blessing of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer evidences of God's favour. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if...shall hear as many hearselike airs as carols; and thé pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

1852 - 778 pages
...and softer. The following passage, first published in 1635, will show the extent of the change : " end of them all. She was great arid respected before, the Saxon had evidences of God's favour. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp you shall...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1852 - 394 pages
...the more Heroical Virtue. Profperity is the Bleffing of the Old Teftament ; Adverfity is the Bleffing of the New ; which carrieth the greater Benediction,...clearer Revelation of God's Favour. Yet, even in the old Teftament, if you liften to David's Harp, you fhall hear as many hearfe-like Airs, as Carols : And...
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