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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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A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All ..., 1–2. köide

Charles Buck - 1815
...to the greatest depressions of melancholy ; on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it docs not give such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a Hash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters fur a moment ; cheerfulness...
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The Polar Star, and Centre of Comfort

John Wilson (D.D.) - 1816 - 301 lehte
...greatest depressions of melaneholy : on the eontrary, eheerfulness though it does not give the mind sueh an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into...flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of elouds, and glitters for a moment ; eheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, .-- and...
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Elegant extracts, 55. köide

Elegant extracts - 1816
...though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents ns from falling into any depth of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitteis for a moment ; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a...
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Sequel to the English Reader, Or Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 286 lehte
...a gladnefs fo exquifite, prevents it from falling into any depths of forrow. 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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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge ..., 5. köide

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1816
...pive fuch an exquifite gladnefs, prevents us from falling into depths of lorrow. Mirth is like a fhlh of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment ; checrfulnefs keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a Heady and perp'.'tual ferenity....
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1817 - 407 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. Spectator. 9. At the same time that I think discretion the most useful' talent a man can be master...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - 1819
...depressions of melancholy. l ie contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not • vji,. XII. B 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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 lehte
...cheerfulness, though it does not t;ive the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from failing into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Spectator. 9. At the same time that I think discretion the most useful talent a man can be master of,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 lehte
...greatest depressions ofmelancholljr. On the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, thai breaks through a gloom of clouds, aud glitters for a moment ; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - 1819 - 360 lehte
...cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind snch an exquisite gladness, prevents us from fulling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of...lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitter* for a moment ; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and liiislt with a steady...
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