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" Yet, even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols : and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon. "
Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson - Seite 314
von Henry Reed - 1867 - 387 Seiten
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A Book for Spare Moments: The Urn and the Page

Harvey Buckland - 1856 - 162 Seiten
...Donne. Sorrolu anir Crial. ADVERSITY AND PROSPERITY: HEARSE-LIKE AIRS AND CAROLS. If you listen even to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the holy Spirit hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1856 - 744 Seiten
...benediction and the clearer evidences of God's favour. Yet, eren in the Old Testament, if you listen t David's harp you shall hear as many hearselike airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities...
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The North British Review, Bände 26-27

1857
...well."* We believe that the explanation of his improvement is to be found in the Essay on Adversity. " Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament ;...hear as many hearse-like airs as carols ; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities...
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The Harvard Classics, Band 3

1909
...prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude; which in morals is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity...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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Shakspere Weighed in an Even Balance

Alfred Pownall - 1864 - 86 Seiten
...And, with an accent tun'd in selfsame key, Returns to chiding fortune.—Troilus and Cressida, i. 3. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity...shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job thun the felicities...
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The Twentieth Century

1878
...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 Seiten
...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 - 343 Seiten
...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 - 352 Seiten
..."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 - 1092 Seiten
...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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