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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 Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 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. TIIE END OF KNOWLEDGE. Tt is an assured truth, and a conclusion of experience, that a little or superficial...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

John Timbs - 1856 - 374 pages
...have almost lost their force of writing. — Shaftesbiiry. Heading 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. — Lard Bacon. CCLXXXIV. To judge rightly of our own worth, we should retire a little from the world,...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856 - 378 pages
...their force of writing. — Shaftesbury, \ cCI.XXXIII. I!' .iilini< maketh a lull mnn . conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunuing, to Deem to know that be doth not. — l.ord JJacon. cCI.XXXIV. To judge rightly of our own...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...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,...present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have 1 Privateness. Privacy. Sec page 87. ' Make. Gice. See page 420. 3 Curiously. Attentively. ' At first...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1856 - 770 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to bt 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 Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1856 - 406 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy1 things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...write little, he had need have a great memory ; if lie confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning,...
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The Elements of Punctuation: With Rules on the Use of Capital Letters ...

John Wilson - 1856 - 188 pages
...— Reading makes a full man ; conversation, a ready man ; and writing, an exact man. If, therefore, a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he converse little, he had need have a present wit ; and, if he read little, he had need have much cunning,...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 786 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. THE END OF KNOWLEDGE. It is an assured truth, and a conclusion of experience, that a little or superficial...
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Brief Longhand: A System of Longhand Contractions, by Means of which the ...

Andrew Jackson Graham - 1857 - 88 pages
...like common distilled waters — flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference, a ready mac ; and writing, an exact man; and, therefore, if a man...little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know what he doth not know. [?~\ — Bacon. (2.) SAYINGS OF SENECA. EW wu md ia d-, nei c ny hp t gn with...
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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - 1857 - 578 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,...present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have 1 Privateness.- Pricacy. See page 93. * Make. One. See page 444. * Curiously. Attentively. 'At first...
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