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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 essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...thorough the waves of the world.7 But to speak in a mean : the virtue of prosperity is temperance ; the virtue of adversity is fortitude : which in morals...you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many herselike airs as carols : and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1853 - 714 pages
...[Prosperity and Adrcnily.] The virtue of prosperity is temperance ; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearsclike airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 2 pages
...Bacon, in one of those essays in which he has so sententiously compacted his deep thoughts, said, " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...hear as many hearse-like airs as carols : and the pencils of the Holy Ghost have laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities...
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Lectures on English literature, from Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 411 pages
...Lord Bacon, in one of those essays in which he has so sententiously compacted his deep thoughts, said, "Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...hear as many hearse-like airs as carols : and the pencils of the Holy Ghost have laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 416 pages
...Bacon, in one of those essays in which he has so sententiously compacted his deep thoughts, said, " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...greater benediction and the clearer revelation of Grod's favour. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many...
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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 6

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer - 1856 - 708 pages
...every day for the cultivation of our minds and despatch of business. liats. PROSPERITY AND ADVERSITY. PROSPERITY is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp yon shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...through the waves of the world.' But to speak in a mean,7 the virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals...greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's 1 Sen. Ad Lucil. 66. ' Sen. Ad Lucil. 53. 3 Poesy. Poetry — ' Musick and Poesy To quicken you.' —...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 406 pages
...the edition of 1625, when it first appeared, he says : " The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude; which in morals...adversity is the blessing of the New, which carrieth the great benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you...
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Introduction to English literature, from Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1857 - 360 pages
...Bacon, in one of those essays in which he has so sententiously compacted his deep thoughts, said, " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity...hear as many hearse-like airs as carols : and the pencils of the Holy Ghost have laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volume 10

1857
...beholden unto them ; for he doth most for them, and they do ordinarily least for him." And again, — •'Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament...greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God's power." Cowper's parallel between the French infidel philosopher and the religious English peasant,...
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