"Certainly, if miracles be the command over nature, they appear most in adversity."— Essay of Adversity

"And him, O wondrous him!
O miracle of men! him did you leave....
To look upon this hideous God of War
In disadvantage." 2 Henry IV. ii. 3

"Nothing almost sees miracles, but misery." Lear ii.2 - Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning