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" Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often raised into the greatest transports of mirth, who are subject to the greatest depressions of melancholy; on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such... "
A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a ... - Page 81
by Charles Buck - 1838 - 472 lehte
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The Spectator, 5. köide

1739
...Melancholy : On the contrary, Chearfulnefs.tho' it does not give the Mind fuch an exquifite Gladnefs, prevents us from falling into any Depths of Sorrow. Mirth is like a Flafh of Lightning, that breaks thro' a Gloom of Clouds, and glitters for a Moment ; Chearfulnefs keeps...
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A Collection of Select Aphorisms and Maxims: With Several Historical ...

Charles Palmer (Deputy Serjeant of the House of Commons.) - 1748 - 322 lehte
...flafli of lightening, that breaks thro' a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment. Chearfulnefs keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual ferenity. 1 152. It is a pitiful fneaking fort of life, that of a backbiter, always...
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The Popular Educator, 1–2. köide;12. köide

1867
...transient, cheerfulness || fixed ' and permanent. Mirth || is like a flash of lightning, that gutters ' for a moment: cheerfulness [| keeps up a kind of daylight ' in the mind. Some || place the bliss ' in action, some || in ease; Those || call it pleasure, and contentment \\...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Apothegms and maxims for the good conduct of life ...

Gorges Edmond Howard - 1782
...; it makes us happy in ourfelves, agreeable to others, and pleafing to GotJ. Mirth is like a flafh of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment : Cheerfulnefs keeps up a kind of day light in the mind, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual ferenity....
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The Distinction Between Words Esteemed Synonymous in the English Language ...

John Trusler - 1783 - 196 lehte
...fuch an exquifite gladnefs, prevents us from falling into any depths of forrow. Mirth is like a flam of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment ; cheerfulnefs, keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual...
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The Distinction Between Words Esteemed Synonymous in the English Language ...

John Trusler - 1783 - 196 lehte
...fuch an exquifite gladnefs, prevents usJrom falling into any depths of forrow. Mirth is like a flam of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment ; cheerfulnefs, keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1785 - 405 lehte
...fuch an exquifue gladnefs, prevents us from falling into any depths of forrow. Mirth is like a flam of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds* and glitters for a moment ; cheerfulnefs keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual ferenity....
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Harrison's British Classicks, 5. köide

1786
...an exquilite gladnefs, prevents us from falling into any depths of forrow. Mirth is like a flaih ot lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment ; chearfulnefs keeps up a kind of day-light ¡n the mind, and fills it with a fteady ami perpetual...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 lehte
...flafh of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clomli, and glitters for a moment ; cheerfulnels keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual ferenity. Speftater. 9. At the fame lime that I think difcrction the rhoft ufeful...
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Elements of Moral Science, 1. köide

James Beattie - 1790 - 688 lehte
...friend is always welcome, and one of the greateft comforts of life. Mirth, fays Addifon, is like a flam of lightning that breaks through . a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment : chearfulnefs keeps up a kind of funmine in the foul, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual ferenity....
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