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" Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit ; and if he read little, he need have much cunning,... "
Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy - Page 78
by George Lillie Craik - 1846
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812 - 322 pages
...to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. IBID. READING raaketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore,...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a pleasant wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not....
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 2

1818 - 506 pages
...contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man : and therefore, if a man write little, he bad need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit ; and if he read...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 426 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flrishy things. Reading makes a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. - . . ,, Section 11. HAMLET'S DIRECTIONS TO THE PLAYERS. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced...
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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 214 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...a great memory : if he confer little, he had need hai ea present wit : and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he...
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A sequel to The student's manual, vocabulary of words derived from the Latin ...

Richard Harrison Black - 1822 - 378 pages
...in vice, or leagues of pleasure." Addison. Confer. See CUM. " Reading makes a full man, ctmference a ready man, and writing an exact man; and therefore,...present wit, and if he read little he had need have mnch cuuning, to seem to have that which he hath not." Bacon. Confess. See CUM. To acknowledge a crime;...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 402 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...if he confer little, he had need have a present wit -r and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. BACON. CHAP....
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An Etymological and Explanatory Dictionary of Words Derived from the Latin ...

Richard Harrison Black - 1825 - 332 pages
...Coronation, of a king, confers no royal authority upon him." " Reading makes a full man, conferenve a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore,...read little he had need have much cunning, to seem to have that which he hath not." Bar-on. which a penitent makes of his sins to God : in a more restricted...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had iieed have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little,...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1827 - 346 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. • BACON. CHAP. X. ON SATIRICAL- WIT. — TRUST me, this unwary pleasantry of thine will sooner or...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 1

Laconics - 1829 - 392 pages
...almost lost their force of writing. — Shaftesbury. CCLXXXIH. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man; and, therefore,...have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. — Lord Baam. CCLXXXIV. To judge rightly of our own worth, we should retire a little from the world,...
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