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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 Moral and Historical Works of Lord Bacon: Including His Essays ...

Francis Bacon - 1882 - 504 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...A good continued speech, without a good speech of d He quotes here from Ovid : " Boy, spare the whip, and tightly grasp the reins." e One who tests or...
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1882
...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...good order. A good continued speech, without a good interlocution, shows slowness ; and a second speech, without a good setttf ledge : if sometimes, are...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 pages
...thought he would mar a good dinner." Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably7 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,8 ere one come to...
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The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - 1905 - 318 pages
...he would mar a good dinner." 5 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. A good continued speech,0 without a good speech "of interlocution, shows slowness; and a good reply, or 10 second speech,...
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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 pages
...he would mar a good dinner." Discretion of speech is more than eloquence ; and to speak agreeably7 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,8 ere one come to...
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The Children's Friend, Volume 6

Mormon Church - 1907
...manner, the place, and the time." "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." Story: "The Great Stone Face." Page 399. Memory Gem. 31. Subject : Influence of Courtesy. Introductory...
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Some Old-fashioned Educationists

James Colville - Educators - 1907 - 108 pages
...Discourse. " Discretion of speech is more than eloquence ; and to speak agreeably " (in a manner suited) " to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words or in good order." Amid the crooked policy of the age, and the crosscurrents of Reformation times, it was a great point...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...is divine. — Oarman Proverb. 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. Speak but little and well if you would be esteemed a man of merit. — Trench. As a vessel is...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...is divine. — Ofrman Proverb. Discretion of speech is more than eloquence ; and to speak agreeably found in all the hoary registers of time, — Bacon. Speak but little and well if yon would be esteemed a man of merit. — Trench. As a vessel...
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 293 pages
..."Discretion of speech," says Bacon in Of Discourse, "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." This principle, in the stylistic code of the Atticists, is the conversational tone, the loqui of Caesar,...
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