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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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Christmas: Its Customs and Carols. With Compressed Vocal Score of Select ...

William Wallace Fyfe - 1860 - 204 pages
...employed by implication, and in the way of contrast, to intimate the very spirit of gaiety : — " Even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's...you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as Carols." Whilst in Dryden we have this : — " Opposed to her, on t'other side advance The costly feast, the...
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Six Lectures on the Scriptural Doctrine of Reconciliation Or Atonement, and ...

Russell Lant Carpenter - 1860 - 172 pages
...incentive to filial obedience, seem to me to speak as heathens or Jews, rather than as Christians. " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ; adversity is the blessing of the New, which canieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour." (Bacon's Essays, v.)...
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Critical, Historical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1860 - 512 pages
...show the extent of the . . change : " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testa- *• ° r• ment; 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 shall hear...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

1909 - 378 pages
...through 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...greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 4

1878 - 1178 pages
...enemy or unfriendly ally. ' Prosperity,' says &con, 'was the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity the blessing of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer Delation of God's favour.' The experience of the Order of St. John affords abundant confirmation of...
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The Apocalypse of John

Sean P. Kealy - 1987 - 262 pages
...prescriptions for happiness, than in any other sayings. The provocative statement of Francis Bacon that, while prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament adversity is the blessing of the New, is a convenient summary of the newness of Jesus' approach and his radical demands. In his classical...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 414 pages
...is the denomination of the New. Benjamin Whichcote (1609-1683) Provost of King's College, Cambridge Prosperity is the Blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist It gives me a deep, comforting sense that "things...
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All the Promises of the Bible

Herbert Lockyer - 1990 - 356 pages
..."He had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not." Luke 7:13 Bacon writing on adversity says, "Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;...the New, which carrieth the greater benediction." But both sections of Scripture reveal a mixture of prosperity and adversity, with promises attached...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1214 pages
...BACON (1561- 1 626), English philosopher, essayist. statesman. Essays, "Of Adversity" 11597-1625). 2 iter. Perseus in the Wind, ch. 17(1948). 3 FRANCIS BACON (1S6I -1626). English philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays. 'Of Adversity" {1 597-1...
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Eschatologische Identität: eine Untersuchung über das Verhältnis von ...

Heiko Schulz - 1994 - 640 pages
...oder Interessen" (ebd., 289). 4. Kapitel: Transsubstantiation des Leidens. Ein Exkurs zur Theodizee Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New. Francis Bacon Jedes Böse ist ein Übel, aber nicht jedes Übel böse - zumindest wenn man der Leibnizschen...
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