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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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1829 - 354 pages
...almost lost their force of writing. — Shaftesbury. CCLXXXIII. 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 Bacon. CCLXXXIV. To judge rightly of our own worth, we should retire a little from the world,...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 18

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...best in a body that is comely, and that hath rather dignity of presence than beauty of aspect. Bacon. If a man write little, he had need have a great memory...if he read little, he had need have much cunning. Id. He was appointed admiral, and presented battle to the French navy, which they refused. Haytcard....
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 6

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...matters, if I have often conference with your servant. Sidney. 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 amfer little, he had need have a present wit ; and, if he read little, he had need have much cunning,...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 1, Volume 6

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 426 pages
...an exact man ; and therefore, if a man write little, he. had need have a great memory ; if he cpnfer little, he had need have a present wit ; and, if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to arem to know that he doth not. Bacon. The words in the eighth verse conferred with the same words in...
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The Christian Ministry: With an Inquiry Into the Causes of Its Inefficiency ...

Charles Bridges - 1830 - 696 pages
...may be read by deputy, and extracts of them made by others. 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 good memory ; if he confer little, he had need have much cunning, to appear to know what he doth not.'...
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The Academical Reader: Comprising Selections from the Most Admired Authors ...

John J. Harrod - 1832 - 338 pages
...the meaner sort of books; else 'distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. 130 and writing an exact man; and, therefore, if a man...have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. LORD BACON. LESSON LXVIII. Speech of Logan. 1. In the spring of the year 1774, a robbery and murder...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833 - 418 pages
...little," observes Lord Bacon, " he had need to have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need to have a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need to have much cunning to seem to know what he doth not." It was said of Picus, Earl of Mirandola, that...
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The Christian lady's magazine, ed. by Charlotte Elizabeth, Volume 9

Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna - 1839 - 606 pages
...extremely judicious. ' Reading maketh a full man, speaking maketh a ready man, writing maketh an exact man. Therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he speak little, he had need have a ready wit; and if he read little, he had need have a great deal of...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge, Volume 2

1835
...; and writing an exact man ; and, thereforp, if a man write little, he need have great memory : il ing ҡ cunniug, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty ; the malhematicks...
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The Family Magazine, Or, General Abstract of Useful Knowledge, Volume 2

1835 - 430 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 write little, he need have great memory : if he conter little, he had need have a present wit : and if he read little,...
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