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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 Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...thought he would mar a good dinner." Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably her lore In the low huts of them that toil and groan ; And, shall owness and weakness. As we see in beasts that those that are weakest in the course are yet nimblest...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

Literature - 1909
...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 loo many circumstances ere one come to the...
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 944 pages
...what should be thought. Page i58. D1scretion 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 hated Talents of all Kinds. Eloquence is discretion of Speech. Page i69. Of Riches. Be not penny-wise;...
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Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives ..., Page 948

United States. 92d Congress, 1st session, 1971, United States. Congress - 1972 - 96 pages
...Mr. JORDAN of Idaho. Mr. PresidentDiscretion 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. These words of the English philosopher and author, Francis Bacon, are appropriate today as we pay tribute...
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Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives ..., Page 948

United States. 92d Congress, 1st session, 1971, United States. Congress - Legislators - 1972 - 96 pages
...you will. But the spirit of his presence and memory of this man's life with us will follow us still. him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order. These words of the English philosopher and author, Francis Bacon, are appropriate today as we pay tribute...
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Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose

Anne Drury Hall - Literary Criticism - 2010
...not to the party loved, but to the loved most of all, except the love be reciproque" ("Of Love," 69); "A good continued speech, without a good speech of interlocution, shows slowness" ("Of Discourse," 133; emphasis mine throughout). From the resulting compression. Bacon gains intellectual...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...See abo EXPLORATION. DISCRETION 1 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. FRANCIS BACON (1561-1626), English philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, 'Of Discourse" (1597-1625)....
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...Speech, is more then Eloquence; And to speak agreeably 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 Interlocution, shews Slownesse: And a Good Reply, or Second Speech, without 60 a good Setled Speech, sheweth Shallownesse...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...whereunto himself pretendeth.0 I! Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably0 to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order. HA good continued0 speech, without a good speech of interlocution, sheweth slowness; and a good reply...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - Electronic books - 2007 - 344 pages
..."Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to one with whom we deal with is more than to speak in good words, or in good order." — Sir Francis Bacon Cicero "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right...
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