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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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Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman: With a ...

John Frederick Schroeder - 1849 - 478 pages
...those heavenly graces that impart a sacredness to Christian sorrow. V. HER WIDOWHOOD AND OLD AGE. " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor." LORD BACON : Essay on Adversity. " Whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth." FROM the mournful...
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - 1849 - 132 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...the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessmg of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour....
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849 - 708 pages
...[Prosperity and Adi-errity.] The virtue of prosperity is temperance ; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. th a modest smile, And calls them brothers, friends, and countrymen. Upon his royal face ther carricth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of Uod's favour. Yet even in the Old Testament,...
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Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman: With a ...

John Frederick Schroeder - 1849 - 496 pages
...those heavenly graces that impart a sacredness to Christian sorrow. V. HER WIDOWHOOD AND OLD AGE. " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New, whieh carrieth the greater benedietion, and the clearer revelation of God's favor." LORD BACON : Essay...
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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 - 892 pages
...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 - 228 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...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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