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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 had need have much cunning,... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works - Page 253
by Francis Bacon, William Rawley - 1860
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

1680
...flafliy 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 great memory ; if he Confer lirtle, he had need have a prefent wit ; and if he Read lirtle, he had need have much cunning to fcem...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...waters, flamy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exaft man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a prefentwit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to feem to know that he doth not....
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - 1801
...waters , flashy tilings. Reading makelh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore , if a man write little , he had need...have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. BACON. M i34 THE ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR. ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. -L HE English delight in silence more...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...waters , flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; eonference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore , if a man write little , he had need...have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. BACON.. € HA PX On satirical — JL R UST me, this unwary pleasantrj7 of thine ' will sooner or late*...
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The Speaker, Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1805 - 396 pages
...waters, flafhy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exaft roan. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need...great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a prefent wit; and if he read link, he had need have much cunning to feem to know that he doth not. CHAP....
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The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1808 - 400 pages
...flashy things. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therfore if a man write little, he had need have a great memory...he confer little, he had need have a present wit; $nú.if he read little, he had need have muqh. cunning to .see 19 to knuw that he doth '' ;:nyiti'.?fi...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...waters, flashy things. Heading makes 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, be had need have a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...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...doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematic subtile; natural philosophy deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend; " Abeunt...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...and attention. IBID. READING raaketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore, if a man write little, he had need...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a pleasant 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 Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...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...doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets witty ; the mathematic subtile ; natural philosophy deep ; moral, grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend ;...
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