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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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Introduction to Early Modern English

Manfred Görlach - 1991 - 492 pages
...Bookes, are like Common distilled Waters, Flashy things. Reading 55 maketh a Full Man; Conference a Ready Man; And Writing an Exact Man. And therefore, If a Man Write little, he had need haue a Great memory; if he Conferre little, he had need haue a Present Wit; And if he Reade litle,...
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How to Communicate in Business: A Handbook for Engineers

David J. Silk - 1995 - 182 pages
...you mean business. Chapter 2 Communication and management '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' from 'Of Studies' by Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 2.1 Introduction This chapter provides the foundation...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 276 pages
...books* are like common distilled waters,* flashy9 things. Reading maketh a full man; conference10 a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...memory; if he confer" little, he had need have a present wit;12 and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 604 pages
...attention. Francis Bacon, 1597/1625, 'Of Studies', in Essays 20:4 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 [ready mind]; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not....
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 470 pages
...distilled Waters, Flashy Things. 30 Reading maketh a Full Man; Conference a Rea-|dy Man; And [2P3V] Writing an Exact Man. And therefore, If a Man Write little, he had need have a Great memory; If he Conferre little, he had need have a Present Wit; And if he Reade litle, he had need have much Cunning,...
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Valdosta State Univeristy

Deborah Skinner Davis - 2001 - 172 pages
...LIRRARY. In the main entrance to the library the quotation from Sir Frances Bacon reads: "If a man read little. he had need have much cunning to seem to know that he doth noL" (Library Papers Collection.) ELEANOR ROOSEVELT WITH DK)MTARIES. Since Mrs. Roosevelt's father...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 868 pages
...few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. U Reading maketh a full man, conference0 a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer0 little, he had need have a present wit;0 and if he read little, he had need have much cunning,...
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Clinical Experiences of 70 Years in Homoeopathy

S. P. Koppikar - 2003 - 178 pages
...of flashy <insipid) things. "Reading maketh a full man; conference (conversation and discussion) a ready man; and writing an exact man." And therefore,...have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need has a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth...
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新编研究生综合英语教程: 学生用书

2003 - 248 pages
...distilled books are , like common distilled waters , flashy things. Reading makes a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he read little , he had need have much cunning , to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men...
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Grammatica elementare della lingua inglese: morfologia con temi, dialoghi ...

L. Piccoli Calvi - 2003 - 300 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 a man writes little, he had need have a present wit; and if he reads little, he had need have much cunning,...
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