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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 Practical Manual of Elocution: Embracing Voice and Gesture ...

Merritt Caldwell - 1846 - 357 lehte
...consider as an act, cheerfulness — as a hahit of the mind. Mirth — is like a flash of lightning, that glitters for a moment ; cheerfulness — keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind. 4. Men will wrangle for religion ; write for it; fight for it; die for it; any thing but — live for...
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School Reader: 4th book

Charles Walton Sanders - 1842
...contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the miad such an exquisite gladness, prevents us frorn falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that leaps through a gloom of clouds, and glitter* for a moment ; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight...
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The Fourth Reader, Or, Exercises in Reading and Speaking: Designed for the ...

Salem Town - 1847 - 408 lehte
...transient ; cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through the gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. 1 esteem a habit of benignity greatly preferable to munificence. The former is peculiar to great and...
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Lessons derived from the animal world, 1. köide

C. T - 1847
...occur, and even to meet misfortune with calm resignation and serenity. It has been well observed, that " Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; while cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual...
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The Handbook of Oratory: A Cyclopedia of Authorities on Oratory as an Art ...

William Vincent Byars - 1901 - 533 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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English Essays

Edward Everett Hale - 1902 - 240 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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A Modern Rhetoric

George Earle Merkley - 1902 - 315 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. moment obnoxious to the greatest dangers. Writers of this complexion have observed that the Sacred...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, 23. köide

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1885
...greatest depression of melancholy : on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."— ADDISON : Spectator, No. 381. 198 STEELE. HAT do \ve look for in studying the history of a past age?...
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A Modern Rhetoric

George Earle Merkley - 1902 - 315 lehte
...through a ness to mirth.) gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment ; cheer- Illustration, fulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. — Addison : The Spectator, No. 381. This paragraph has clearness, because it keeps thought so that...
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Foundation Lessons in English Grammar

Oscar Israel Woodley, Myra Soper Woodley, George Rice Carpenter - 1902 - 166 lehte
...a careless word will produce. 17. To be useful in some degree is within the means of every one. 18. Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual peace. 19. The eye that sees all things cannot see itself. 20. It often requires deep digging to obtain...
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