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This item is eligible for prescription lens installation. Full Rim glasses cover the lens on all sides. I originally became interested in this post because, for Czechs, rose-tinted glasses are a notorious idiom, often and probably erroneously associated with Comenius' Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart. Therein , the pilgrim is accompanied in his wanderings by a Mr. Delusion, who presents him with a pair of glasses "ground from assumption and habit", which distort the pilgrim's perception considerably.
A Google Books search finds four instances of "rose-colored glasses" from the years before O the joy of blossoming life! What a delicious thing it is to be young, and to see everything through rose-coloured glasses ; but with a wish to be pleased, and a certain sunniness of mind, more in our power than we imagine, we may look through them a long time. When the sun shines, and the earth holds a bright holiday, I still feel as if life and hope were all before me, and yet the story i told out and out as far as belongs to dreams and fancies ; and yet I dream on, and love flowers, and air, and sunshine, as if I was but just beginning life.
I have seen more of life than you have, my dear, simply because I look at people with my own eyes, instead of through rose-coloured glasses as you do, and I never see a woman who appears so very soft and gentle that she cannot raise her voice much above a whisper, and whose every word and look betrays a studied forethought of the effect they are to produce, that I do not mistrust her sadly.
Clair is not a little of both. The gentleman last named in the above somewhat extended overture to the work before us, is an old and valued personal friend of the writer of this brief notice. We have studied with him, ausculted with him, travelled with him, and in all these relations he has been among our most esteemed associates. If there were some good reason for valuing his talents and acquirements in the days of our personal intercourse, there is the same reason for hoping that he would not have published a book without merit, and that his friend need not be obliged to look at his labors through the rose-colored glasses of personal kindness to see them under a favorable aspect.
A Series of Essays of Opinion for Churchmen But, however, looking at the position of the clergyman under this system, it is manifestly a temptation of that position to strive after popularity ; to be easy and compliant ; to inquire but little; and to permit the decencies, and suitabilities, and respectabilities of society to take the place of discipline—in short to see every thing rose-color; and if rose-color be not there, to put upon his nose rose-colored glasses.
These four instances show the range of attitudes that can be encompassed by the phrase. In Boddington's travel memoir, rose-coloured glasses are a kind of natural sunniness of outlook that goes some way toward transforming the world into the optimistic image of it that the young person has. In Davenant's story, the glasses are a source of deception for the wearer, who leaves common sense behind when he puts them on.
In the review of "Elliotson's Principles," the glasses are a form of intentional self-delusion, committed out of sentiment or personal friendship, that prevents an honest critical appraisal. Yet another attitude appears in " Quackery ," in The St. James's Medley May A lover of fiction, and of vivid fancy, he [the auctioneer] flourishes his hammer, and by its transmuting touch converts a tumble-down cottage in a swamp into an elegant and commodious villa on the bank of a beautiful river.
He considers it his duty to make the best of everything, viewing it through rose-coloured glasses ; and if he does represent this or that article to be in better condition, or more valuable than it is, he does but exercise a legitimate trickery, which he considers to be the high art of his profession.
Here the rose-coloured glasses are, in effect, shared by the huckster with his audience of potential rubes: You need to take off your rose-tinted glasses for a moment and realize that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing. References in periodicals archive? Naturally, the high street is also looking at this season through rose-tinted glasses.
The film is set long after most romantic comedies end, at the point where the lead protagonists have taken off their rose-tinted glasses and seen each other's foibles close up.
I know it's easy to say that things were better in the old days, and more often than not people are looking through rose-tinted glasses , but in this case a few steps back to the days of tighter controls may not be such a bad thing. Stop the bus madness; Your shout. Because I'm afraid it is time he took off his rose-tinted glasses a faced up to some facts.
An unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. I know Sarah looks on our childhood with rose-tinted glasses, but I can't put aside how difficult my parents' failing marriage was for all of us. of results for "rose tinted glasses" 2 Tone Color Lens Retro Vintage Style Round Circle Hippie Groovy Sunglasses. by SA $ $ 9 95 Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Some colors are Prime eligible. out of 5 stars Rhode Island Novelty World John Lennon Style Sunglasses, Pink. Jul 18, · rose-colored glasses pl (plural only) Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: glasses that are tinted in a pink or rose shade. (idiomatic) An optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, .