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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 American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - Education - 1872
...in good words and in good order. Л good continued speech, without a good speech of interloculion, shows slowness, and a good reply, or second speech,...are weakest in the course are yet nimblest in the turn, as it is betwixt the greyhound and (he hare. To use too many circumstances (non-essential particulars)...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - Education - 1872
...good dinner." Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably (in a manner suited) imes ; and one of the company called to a plain, clean old ma and in good order. A good continued speech, without a good speech of interlocution, shows slowness,...
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1873 - 240 pages
...he would mar a good dinner.' Discretion of speech is more than eloquence ; and to speak agreeably l 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,2 ere one come to...
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The biblical museum, Volume 5

James Comper Gray - 1873
...of exhortation a 2 Co. x. 1. ' Discretion of īpeech 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. It is "expedient to have an acquaintance with those who have looked into tho world; who know...
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Horę Otiosę. Thoughts of many minds, collected in leisure hours of ...

Horae, Henry Holmes JOY - 1873 - 347 pages
...pass to somewhat else. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to those with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words and in good order.'' Reflection in Retirement and reflection, apart from the Retirement. business of...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1874 - 641 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 good...are weakest in the course, are yet nimblest in the 1 Galliard . A sprightly dance. ' Gay galliards here my love shall dunce, Whilst I my foes goe fighte.'—Fair...
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Poems and Essays

Joseph Howe - Canadian poetry - 1874 - 341 pages
...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 Speaker at Home: Chapters on Public Speaking and Reading Aloud

John Joseph Halcombe - Elocution - 1874 - 170 pages
...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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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - Readers - 1876 - 636 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...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...he would mar a good dinner. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence : and to 60 speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in...second speech, without a good settled speech, showeth ledge : if sometimes you dissemble your knowledge of that you are thought to knowe, you shallbe thought...
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