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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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A Course of Legal Study: Addressed to Students and the Profession ..., Volume 1

David Hoffman - 1836 - 880 pages
...in his terse manner, observes that 'reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and tenting an exact man; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory.'* There can be no doubt that many have written able and learned essays, and even books, not because they...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

1837 - 616 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory; if he confer little, have a present wit; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 4

1838 - 822 pages
...chewed and digested. Reading makelh в /ый тип, conference a ready man, and writing an exact «e. And therefore if a man write little, he had need Have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 4

1838 - 870 pages
...Reading maketh a fall man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact mm. And therefore if a mnn write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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The Young Lady's Reader

Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1839 - 484 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading makelh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man ; and therefore...little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know what he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets, witty ; the mathematics, subtle ; natural philosophy,...
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Hints on reading: addressed to a young lady [on her choice of books].

M. A. Stodart - 1839 - 196 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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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1840 - 512 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1843 - 520 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

1855 - 602 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,...wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much canning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets, witty ; the mathematics,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 692 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a goodness infinite, both when wo wake, And when we...[Expulsion from Paradise.'] [From the same.] He en hod need have a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know...
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