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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 to... "
Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, and ... - Page 575
by Francis Bacon - 1858
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680
...Booly are like common d Milled Waters, flafliy things. 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 lirtle, he had need have a prefent wit ; and if he Read...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 258 pages
...books are like common distiJlecl waters , flashy tilings. Reading makelh 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...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled' waters , flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; eonference 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...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, hee had need have a great memory ; if hee conferre little, hee had need have a present wit ; and if he reade...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, hee had need have a great memory ; if hee conferre little, hee had need have a present wit ; and if he reade...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore if a man write little, he had need of a great memory, if he confer little, he had need of a present wit, and if he read little,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Heading makes 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, be had need have a present wit ; and if he read...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...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, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a pleasant wit ; and if he...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 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, 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...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...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, 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...
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