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" Discretion of speech is more than eloquence ; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words or in good order. "
Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately - Page 359
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1864
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The Essays

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 250 pages
...is more then Eloquence ; And to speak agreeably8 to him, with whom we deale, is more then to speake in good Words or in good Order. A good continued Speech, without a good Speech of Interlocution3, shews Slownesse ; And a Good Reply or Second 60 Speech, without a good Setled Speech4,...
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Essays, Civil and Moral: And The New Atlantis

Francis Bacon, John Milton, Thomas Browne - Philosophy - 1909 - 332 pages
...thought he would mar a good dinner. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words or in good order. A good 'Examiner. 4 Personal, touching a sore spot. s Scornful jest. continued speech, without a good speech...
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Libraries, Volume 14

Libraries - 1909
...tell your friends what's in 'em ! Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order. Library Bookbinding* George Stosskopf, Evanston, III. The binder, better to fit himself for his vocation,...
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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - English literature - 1910 - 756 pages
...shows slowness: and a good reply or second speech, without a good settled speech, showeth ehallowness N' e. 8 / Xw QV R q@J 6 U" JO { :F [ \Dҁ 2 should 3 "Spare the wblp, boy. and hold more flrmly the reins." Ovid, Het. H, 127. •i adapt •'•...
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Annual Report of the Ohio Board of Administration

Ohio. Board of Administration - 1914
...all. — Persian Proverb. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order. — Bacon. . MATHEMATICS. The study of mathematics cultivates the reason ; that of the languages, at...
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Talks on Talking

Grenville Kleiser - Conversation - 1916 - 156 pages
...thought he would mar a good dinner." Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in...are weakest in the course, are yet nimblest in the turn; as it is betwixt the greyhound and the hare. To use too many circumstances, ere one come to the...
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Working Composition

John Baker Opdycke - English language - 1917 - 337 pages
...of your speaking. — Carlyle. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order. — Bacon. Depend upon it, sir, it is when you come close to a man in conversation that you discover...
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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - American essays - 1920 - 464 pages
...thought he would mar a good dinner. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in...are weakest in the course are yet nimblest in the turn; as it is betwixt the greyhound and the hare. To use too many circumstances13 ere one come to...
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Purdon's Vocabulary of Words Constantly Needed: With Illustrations of Their ...

Mrs. Martha Farr Purdon - English language - 1923 - 295 pages
...in this movement. He tells us that thought is dynamic energy. LESSON THIRTY-FIVE. To speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words.—Bacon. ebullient (e-bul'-yent), adj. Boiling up; hence, manifesting excitement or enthusiasm....
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Schelling Anniversary Papers

Felix Emmanuel Schelling - Literature - 1923 - 341 pages
...or second speech without a good set speech sheweth shallownesse and weaknes, as wee see in beastes that those that are weakest in the course are yet nimblest in the turne. fl To vse too many circumstances ere one come to the matter is wearisome, to use none at all...
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