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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 Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1838
...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...and weakness. As we see in beasts, that those that arc weakest in the course, are yet nimblest in the turn : as it is betwixt the greyhound and the hare....
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Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - Great Britain - 1838
...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.' " Fred. Thus the matter stands ; my raillery was frequently mistaken for ridicule ; but I had never...
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Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - Great Britain - 1838
...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.' " Fred. Thus the matter stands ; my raillery was frequently mistaken for ridicule ; but I had never...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...thought he would mar a good dinner." Discretion of speech is more than eloquence ; and to speak agreeable to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in...continued speech, without a good speech of interlocution, shews slowness ; and a good reply, or second speech, without a good settled speech, sheweth shallowness...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840
...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. RICHES. Riches are for spending, and spending for honour and good actions ; therefore extraordinary...
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Results of Reading

James Stamford Caldwell - Literature and morals - 1843 - 351 pages
...the learned add nothing to. 6 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. 7 To use too many circumstances ere one come to the matter is wearisome; to use none at all is blunt....
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 50

1847
...had to time, place, and persons. "Discretion in 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." It is a good adage, " Of the dead and absent speak nothing but~good." Where the parties cultivate a...
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Encyclopędia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 14

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...book vi. c. vu. Men's passions, and God's directions seldome agree. Etkm Batiuke. To speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. Bacon's Essni/ on Discourse. The primates had authentic ouer other inferioiir bishops I grauntc : they...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...and jest with earnest ; for it is a dull thing to tire, and, as we say now, to jade any thing too far A good continued speech, without a good speech of...without a good settled speech, showeth shallowness or weakness ; as we see in beasts, that those that are weakest in the course are yet nimblest in the...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...to jade any thing too far. ,,•,,, A good continued speech, without a good speech of mterlocution, shows slowness; and a good reply, or second speech,...without a good settled speech, showeth shallowness or weakness; as we see in beasts, that those that are weakest in the course are yet nimblest in the...
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