Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes ; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work... The British Prose Writers - Стр. 221821Полный просмотр
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...by the pleasures of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odors — most fragrant when they are crushed; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. FRANCIS BACON Verses 6-7. The prayer of a single saint is sometimes followed with wonderful effects;...