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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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Pennsylvania School Journal, 52. köide

1903
...cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such 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." A man's temperament Is made for him, but his habits are his own, and good 'humor and cheerfulness are...
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Elementary English Composition for High Schools and Academies

Frederick Henry Sykes - 1905 - 328 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. —Joseph Addison. From " The Spectator." II. Principles — Exposition. — The foregoing paragraph...
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A Progressive Course in English for Secondary Schools: Literature ...

Charles Maurice Stebbins - 1906
...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. — The Spectator. Questions. 2. Does the second sentence explain the subject, or give a reason for...
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A Progressive Course in English for Secondary Schools: Literature ...

Charles Maurice Stebbins - 1906 - 455 lehte
...greatest depressions 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.— The Spectator. Questions. 2. Does the second sentence explain the subject, or give a reason for the...
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High School English: A Manual of Composition and Literature

Harriet Louise Keeler, Mary Elizabeth Adams - 1906 - 279 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. — ADDISON : "Cheerfulness and Mirth," Spectator, No, 381. At another time, it is better to begin...
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Elementary Composition

Dorothy Canfield Fisher, George Rice Carpenter - 1906 - 274 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 — JOSEPH ADDISON : The Spectator. Exercise 132. — Using this device of comparison, and adding to...
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Elementary Composition

Dorothy Canfield Fisher, George Rice Carpenter - 1906 - 274 lehte
...contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us froin falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. — JOSEPH ADDISON : The Spectator. Exercise 132. — Using this device of comparison, and adding to...
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Character and Conduct: A Book of Helpful Thoughts by Great Writers of Past ...

1908 - 374 lehte
...And so of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more of it remains." EMERSON. " MIRTH is like a flash of lightning that breaks through...and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity." ADDISON. ' ALWAYS laugh when you can ; it is a cheap medicine. Merriment is a philosophy not well understood....
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 lehte
...CHEERFULNESS. 65 habit of the mind. Mirth ie short and traitaient ; cheerfulness, fixed and permanent. Mirth ie like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom...Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity. — A Mitón. You have not fulfilled every duty unless...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 lehte
...CHEERFULNESS. 65 habit of the mind. Mirth is ehort and transient ; cheerfulness, fixed and permanent. fu glitter» for a moment. Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady...
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