Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity
is the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor.
Our own adversity
had been growing, and now it became overwhelming.
I had been seasoned by adversity
, and tutored by experience, and I longed to redeem my lost honour in the eyes of those whose opinion was more than that of all the world to me.
Was this a sign that the days of her adversity
were at an end?
We must make friends in prosperity if we would have their help in adversity
those most accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity