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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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The Massachusetts Teacher, Volume 1

1848
...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 a little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit : and...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...waters, flashy things. Heading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact mnn ; a voice cry, Sleep no SIR WALTER RALEIGH. In the brilliant constellation of great men which adorned the reigns of Elizabeth...
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Class Book of Prose and Poetry: Consisting of Selections from the Best ...

Truman Rickard, Hiram Orcutt - 1850 - 120 pages
...like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, 30 and writing an exact man: and therefore, if a man...have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. 35 EXERCISE VIII. Influence of Human Knowledge. — E. EVERETT. We are composed of two elements : the...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850 - 524 pages
...than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. 8. Heading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man; and, therefore,...and if he read little he had need have much cunning, and seem to know that he doth not. 9. There appears to exist a greater desire to live long than than...
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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1850
...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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1850 - 710 pages
...things. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and, there7ore, what we ev'ry one can swear Our eyes themselves have seen appear, That, when we hail need have a iresent wit ; and if he read little, he had need have mich cunning, to seem to know...
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Composition, literary and rhetorical, simplified

rev. David Williams (M.A.) - 1850
...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, if a man write little, he hath need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit; and if he read little, have...
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The Christian Ministry: With an Inquiry Into the Causes of Its Inefficiency ...

Charles Bridges - 1850 - 491 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, tye had need have a good memory; if he confer little, he had need of much cunning, to appear to know...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851 - 422 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. CHAPTER X. ON SATIRICAL WIT. TRUST me, this unweary pleasantry of thine will sooner or later...
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The Illustrated London Reading Book

1851 - 264 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. DANCING DEEV1SB. THE SHORES OF GREECE. HE who bath bent him o'er the dead Ere the first...
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