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" 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 seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise, poets witty, the... "
Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ... - Page 271
by Ancient learning - 1812
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How We Read: Passion for Knowledge Disciplined by Subtle Turns of Strategies ...

Rong Fan - Education - 2006 - 168 pages
...little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know, that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtile; natural philosophy...contend. Abeunt studia in mores. Nay, there is no stond or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought out by fit studies; like as diseases of the body,...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know, that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy,...moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. "Studies go to form character;" nay, there is no stand or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2007 - 156 pages
...little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtile; natural philosophy...grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend. Abeunt studio, in mores [Studies pass into and influence manners]. Nay, there is no stond or impediment in...
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Language, Mind and Nature: Artificial Languages in England from Bacon to Locke

Rhodri Lewis - History - 2007 - 262 pages
...enjoyed by Adam in Eden. 57 Elsewhere, Bacon's essay 'Of Studies' proposes that 'there is no Stond or Impediment in the Wit, but may be wrought out by Fit Studies .^ In sum, the wit and mind of man had not lost its ability to mirror the external world, but the idols...
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