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" I HAVE always preferred cheerfulness to mirth. The latter I consider as an act, the former as a habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often raised into the greatest transports of mirth, who are subject... "
A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a ... - Página 159
por Charles Buck - 1830 - 463 páginas
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The Spectator, Volumen5

1739
...Melancholy : On the contrary, Chearfulnefs.tho' it does not give the Mind fuch an exquifite Gladnefs, prevents us from falling into any Depths of Sorrow. Mirth is like a Flafh of Lightning, that breaks thro' a Gloom of Clouds, and glitters for a Moment ; Chearfulnefs keeps...
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The Addisonian miscellany, a selection from the Spectator, Tatler, and ...

Joseph Addison - 1801
...melancholy : on the contrary, cheerfulnefs, though it does not give the mind fuch an exquifite gladntfs, prevents us from falling into any .depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a iiafh of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment : cheerfulnefs...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking ...: To which are ...

Noah Webster - 1802 - 262 páginas
...the mind. Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those ase often raised in16 the greatest transports of mirth, who are subject...the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not giVe the mind such an exquisite gladness, pitvents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is'...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...Mirth. The latter I consider as an act, the former as a habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient, Cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often...contrary , Cheerfulness , though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness , prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

1804
...mirth. The latter I consider as an act, the former as a habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often...the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volumen2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...consider as an act, the former as an habit, of the mind. Mirth is short and transient ; cheat-fulness, fixed and permanent. Those are often raised into the...greatest depressions of melancholy : on the contrary, chearfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1804 - 236 páginas
...•*• latter I consider as an act, the former as a habit of thn mind. Mirth Is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often...raised into the greatest transports of mirth, -who are sebject to the greatest depressions of melancholy : on the contrary, cheerfulness, though it docs not...
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A Theological Dictionary, Volumen2

Charles Buck - 1807
...: Mirth is considered as an act ; cheerfulness an habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient ; cheerfulness fixed and permanent. " Those are often...give such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from talling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 400 páginas
...Mirth. The latter I consider as an act, the former as a habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often...the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite gladness, prevents us from falling into any depths of sorrow. Mirth is like...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...The latter I consider as an act, the former as an habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. Those are often raised into the greatest transports of mirth who arc subject to the greatest depressions of melancholy. On the contrary, ckeerfulness, though it does...
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