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" Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning,... "
Foliorum centuriae, selections for translation into Latin and Greek prose ... - Page 40
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 348 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematic...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812 - 322 pages
...to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. IBID. READING raaketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore,...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a pleasant wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not....
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815 - 310 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...present wit ; and, if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets witty ; the mathematic...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 2

1818 - 506 pages
...contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man : and therefore, if a man write little, he bad need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit ; and if he read...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise, poets witty, the mathematics...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 312 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; ^and writing an exact man. And therefore,...a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise, poets witty, the mathematics...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 426 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flrishy things. Reading makes a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. - . . ,, Section 11. HAMLET'S DIRECTIONS TO THE...
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Sylva sylvarum (century IX-X) Physiological remains. Medical remains ...

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1819 - 580 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore...a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets, witty ; the mathematics,...
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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 214 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...a great memory : if he confer little, he had need hai ea present wit : and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 548 pages
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man; and,, therefore,...a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty ; the mathematics...
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