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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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., 3. köide

Nathan Drake - 1805
...transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. — Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks througha gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity." He considers cheerfulness in three points of view, as it regards ourselves, or those we converse with,...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., 2. köide

Nathan Drake - 1805
...just and beautiful. " Mirth," says he, "is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. — Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters fora moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and...
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The Speaker, Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1805 - 394 lehte
...fuch :m exquilite gladnefs, prevents U5 from falling into any depths of forrow. Mirth is like a fiafh of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulnefs keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a fteady and perpetual ferenity....
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The British Essayists, 12. köide

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...cheerfulness, though it does not Vf*t. XII. B giro the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents »is from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Men of austere principles look upon mirth as too wanton and dissolute for a state of probation, and...
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A Theological Dictionary, 2. köide

Charles Buck - 1807
...contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from talling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of...the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual seremty." ' . MISANTHROPIST, w**9fovns, a hater of mankind ; one that abandons society from a principle...
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Elements of Moral Science, 1. köide

James Beattie - 1807 - 408 lehte
...a cheerful friend is always welcome, and one of the greatest comforts of life. Mirth, says Addison, is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a...glitters for a moment : cheerfulness keeps up a kind of sunshine in the soul, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. A cheerful man is master of...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 400 lehte
...greatest depressions of melancholy : on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Men of austere principles look upon mirth as too wanton and dissolute for a state of probation, and...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1809 - 230 lehte
...greatest depressions of melancholy ; qn the contrary, cheerfulness, though &. does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment j cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity....
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1814 - 407 lehte
...greatest depressions of melancholly. On the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...of clouds, and glitters for a moment ; cheerfulness . jlie^ps' up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady •' ' ami perpetual serenity....
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1814 - 230 lehte
...greatest depressions of melancholy; on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like vflash of lightning that breaks thro' a gloom of clouds, and glitters »' for a moment ; cheerfulness...
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