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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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Famous Men of Modern Times, Volume 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 336 pages
...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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Lives of Celebrated American Indians

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 680 pages
...chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. Arid, 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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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 404 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. 4 Advantage of having the Counsel of a Friend. There is as much difference between the counsel that...
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The Journal of Health and Disease, Volume 1

1846 - 838 pages
...nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse ; but to weigh and consider. " If a man write little, he had need have a great memory;...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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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1846 - 782 pages
...be swallowed, and some few to bt chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a irmly - - . 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...distilled waters, flashy things, ¡leading makcth a full man, conference a ready man, and writing аи year ! Thee Phœbus loves, and does inspire ; Phœbus...things upon earth, Life is no longer than thy mirth. kuow that he doth not. SIR WALTER RALEIGH. In the brilliant constellation of firent men which adorned...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading makcth a full man, conference a "I ݃! ho confer little, he had need have a present wit ; anil if he read little, he had need have much cunning,...
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Knowles' Elocutionist: A First-class Rhetorical Reader and Recitation Book ...

James Sheridan Knowles - 1847 - 344 pages
...— flashy' things1. Reading' maketh a fuir man ; conference1 a ready' man ; and writing' an exact1 man. And, therefore, if a man write' little, he had need have present' wit1 ; if he confer1 little, he had need have a good1 memory'; and if he read' little, he...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 444 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 had need have a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not...
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The Indicator: A Literary Periodical Conducted by Students of ..., Volumes 1-3

1848 - 936 pages
...young hearts with its intellectual beauty. " YOBICK." SHIilLEY. " IP a man read little," said .Bacon, " he had need have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not." It would seem that Bacon must have been placed in circumstances not uncommon at the present day, when...
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