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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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Bacon and Shakespeare: An Inquiry Touching Players, Playhouses, and ...

William Henry Smith (of Harley) - 1857 - 166 pages
...contend." The following passage, first published in 1625, will show the extent of the change : — " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...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 will hear...
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Pencilled Passages

1857 - 224 pages
...may be a giant among dwarfs, and yet only a dwarf among giants. PROSPERITY AND ADVERSITY. PKOSPERITY is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is...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...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857 - 412 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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Bacon and Shakespeare: An Inquiry Touching Players, Playhouses, and Play ...

William Henry Smith - 1857 - 190 pages
...adversity is the blessing of the New, 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 will hear as many hearse-like airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 22

1868 - 796 pages
...reformed and fashionable English. We will give a specimen. Bacon, in his Essay on Adversity, says : " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs...
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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1857 - 578 pages
...Pascal — and we cannot see that the experiment -was attended in his case with any better effects.' ' Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ; Adversity is the blessing of the New.' The distinguishing characteristic of the Old Covenant, of the Mosaic Law, was that it was enforced...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858 - 790 pages
...thorough the waves of the world. But to speak in a mean.1 The virtue of Prosperity is temperance, the virtue of Adversity is fortitude ; which in morals...Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear аз many hearse-like airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1858
...forbear reproducing it, however familiar, for our readers' gratification : — " Prosperity," he says, " is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is...and the clearer revelation of God's favour. Yet even m the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols...
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The Monthly herald, Volume 1

1858
...were they as lean as those of Pharaoh ; but for their own souls they have none."— Ibid. ADVERSITY. " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament :...greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if 30 SHOET PAPERS. you listen to David's harp, yon shall hear...
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Doing Good, Or, the Christian in Walks of Usefulness

Robert Steel (D.D.) - 1858 - 444 pages
...chief blessing of the New Testament religion. Lord Bacon somewhere remarks, favouring this idea, that " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity...which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer evidence of God's favour." It cannot be denied that very many of God's children have been chosen in...
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