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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 Religious Terms, a ...

Charles Buck - 1829 - 615 lehte
...subject to the greatest depressions of melancholy ; on me contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glittei-s foc a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-j light in the mind, and fills it with...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1829 - 407 lehte
...greatest depressions of melancholy. On the contrary, cheerfulness, though 'I does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a floom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness eeps up a kind of day light in the mind, and...
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A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms ...

Charles Buck - 1831 - 624 lehte
...to the greatest depressions of melancholy ; on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash ot lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps...
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A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms ...

Charles Buck - 1831 - 624 lehte
...depressions of melancholy ; on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give such an extjuisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash ot lightning, that breaks through a gloom of cknids, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps...
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A Dictionary of Difficulties; Or, Appendix to the French Grammar ...

Pierre François Merlet - 1837 - 296 lehte
...though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depth of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that...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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The Church of England Quarterly Review, 7. köide

1840
...inworks: when he confrass the influence of mirth and cheerful* ness, it is in a simile. " Mirth," he says, "is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through...clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady aiid perpetual serenity." Again, how beautifully...
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The Church of England quarterly review, 7. köide

1840
...of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity." Again, how beautifully he observes upon the same quality, — " I would have my readers endeavour to...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, 19. köide

...my lot to die, May I pass away with the summer wind's sigh ! ANNIE EMMELINE P . Cambridge. MIBTH — Is like a flash of .lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment . but cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual...
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Culled Flowers

M. S. - 1839 - 175 lehte
...These, and a thousand griefs, minute as these, Corrode our comforts, and destroy our peace. H. MORE. Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. L THE GRAVES OF A HOUSEHOLD. They grew in beauty side by side, They fill'd one home with glee — Their...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'.

John William Carleton - 1839
...images of his own youthful days. Thus, says Addison. is cheerfulness preferable to mirth. " The one, is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment. The other, keeps up a kind of day-light on the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."...
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