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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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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Conduct of life - 1857 - 550 pages
...•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 1 Galliard. A sprightly dance. ' Gay galliards here my love shall dance, Whilst I my foes goe fighte.'...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...Speech, is more than Eloquence; and to fpeak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to fpeak in good Words, or in good Order. A good continued Speech, without a good Speech of Interlocution, fhows Slownefs ; and a good Reply, or fecond Speech, without a good fettled Speech, fheweth Shallownefs...
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The Works of Francis Bacon ...: Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1858
...interlocution, shews slowness ; and a good reply or second speech, without a good settled speech, sheweth shallowness and weakness. As we see in beasts, that those that are weakest in 1 That Is, an examiner. Id enim examinatori contenit. * Etiam qui termoni* familiarii dignitatem tueri...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...thought he would mar a good dinner.5 Discretion of speech is more than eloquence ; and to speak agreeably 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, shcweth shallowness...
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The Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon. Joseph Howe, Volume 2

Joseph Howe - Nova Scotia - 1858
...occasions, Bacon hath well said : " 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." There is room for the best kinds of oratory in pleading the cause and stating the claims of the humble...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...is more than eloquence ; and to speake agreeably to him with whom wee deale, is more then to speake in good words, or in good order. A good continued speech without a good speech of interlocution, sheweth slowncsse : and a good reply, or second speech, without a good setled speech, sheweth shallownesse...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the ...

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1859
...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...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...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1859
...he would mar a good dinner.' Discretion of speech is more than eloC[uence ; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in...second speech, without a good settled speech, showeth shallownesa and weakness. As we see in beasts, that those that are weakest in the course, are yet nimblest...
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The speaker at home; chapters on extempore and memoriter speaker, by J.H ...

John Joseph Halcombe - 1859
...As Bacon justly observes:—" Discretion of speech is better than eloquence ; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or good order." By attending to such simple matters as the above, a man will both render his ordinary...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1860 - 715 pages
...and jest with earnest ; for it is a dull thing to tire, and, as we say now, to jade any thing too far as we see in beasts, that those that 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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