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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. Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England - Page 12
by Francis Bacon - 1850
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 348 pages
...ancient poets, which seemeth not to be without mystery; nay, and to have some approach to the state of a Christian, " that Hercules, when he went to unbind...you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many herse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815 - 310 pages
...length of the great ocean in an earthem " pot or pitcher, lively describing Christian re" solution, that saileth in the frail bark of the " flesh through...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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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...ancient poets, which seemeth not to be without mystery ; nay, and to have some approach to the state of a Christian: that " Hercules, when he went to unbind...the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job, than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without many fears...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 312 pages
...ancient poets, which seemeth not to be without mystery; nay, and to have some approach to the state of a Christian: that " Hercules, when he went to unbind...the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job, than the felicities of Solomon. OF SIMULATION AND DISSIMULATION....
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 602 pages
...ancient poets, which seemeth not to be without mystery ; nay, and to have some approach to the state of a Christian: that Hercules, when he went to unbind Prometheus,...the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without many fears...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 548 pages
...mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in moral is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity is the blessing...you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many herse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821 - 416 pages
...But to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitnde, which in morals is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity...you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many herse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821 - 400 pages
...on Adversity, that " 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 herselike airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Books - 1821 - 398 pages
...on Ad.versity, that " The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity...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...
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Retrospective Review, Volume 3

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Bibliography - 1821 - 402 pages
...on Adversity, .that " 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 herselike airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions...
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