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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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An Essay on Anger ...

John Fawcett - 1824 - 189 lehte
...gladness, prevents us from falling intd the depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, which breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for...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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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 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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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 299 lehte
...a gladness so exquisite, prevents it from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flush of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds,...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Men of austere principles look upon mirth, as too wanton dissolute for a state of probation, and as...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1825 - 372 lehte
...the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents »s from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth in like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom...clouds and glitters for a moment ; cheerfulness keeps a kind of <;.i , 1 _• 1 .1. in the wind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. — Spectator....
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Laconics: Or Instructive Miscellanies, Selected from the Best Authors ...

A general reader - 1827 - 188 lehte
...On the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, yet it prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow....and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. — Spectator. Happiest of all men to me seems the private man, nor can the opinion of ill-judging...
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The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, 4. köide

1827
...greatest depressions of melancholy. On the contrary, cheerful" ness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, " prevents us from falling...glitters for a moment ; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day" light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual se" renity. " Men of austere principles...
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The Medical Companion: Or Family Physician; Treating of the Diseases of the ...

James Ewell - 1827 - 814 lehte
...Cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of lightning,...through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for A moment. Cliccrfulness keeps up a kind of day light iu the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1827 - 346 lehte
...this account, distinguished by the forcible manner in which they are uttered. Thus in the sentence, Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind,...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity* ; the principal stress is laid upon certain substantives, adjectives, and verbs ; and the rest of the...
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The Mental Guide: Being a Compend of the First Principles of Metaphysics ...

1828 - 384 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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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1828 - 404 lehte
...is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind. Here the words in Italic take no visible pause after them, without violence to grammatical relation....
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