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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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Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets, witty ; the mathematics, subtle ; natural philosophy, deep ; moral, grave ; logic and...rhetoric, able to contend : 'Abeunt studia in mores' [' Studies influence the manners'] ; nay, there is no stond1 or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1868 - 641 pages
...to seem to know that' he doth not. Histories make meu wise ; poets witty ; the mathematics subtle ; natural philosophy deep ; moral, grave ; logic and...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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BACON'S ESSAYS WITH ANNOTATIONS

RICHARD WHATELY - 1868
...to seem to know that1 he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets witty ; the mathematics subtle ; natural philosophy deep ; moral, grave ; logic and rhetoric, able to contend : ' Abeunt studia in mores'2 — nay, there is no stond3 or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought4 out by fit studies,...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. ibid. Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy,...moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. ibid. I hold every man a debtor to his profession ; from the which as men of course do seek to receive...
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Rhetoric: A Text-book : Designed for Use in Schools and Colleges, and for ...

Erastus Otis Haven - English language - 1869 - 381 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." In the above extract, the careful reader will note that several words are used with a signification...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...cunning,? to seem to know that8 he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty ; the mathematies subtile ; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend. " Abennt stndla in mores;" nay, there is no stond9 or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought out...
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Willson's Intermediate Fifth Reader: On the Original Plan of the School and ...

Marcius Willson - Readers and speakers - 1870 - 372 pages
...natural philosophy', deep' ; moral philosophy', grave' ; logic and rhetoric', able to contend'. Indeed, there is no stand or impediment in the wit but may...by fit studies ; like as diseases of the body may, by appropriate exercises. 7. Bowling'" is good for the back' ; shooting'" for the lungs and breast'...
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The Young Ladies' Treasure Book: A Complete Cyclopędia of Practical ...

Almanacs - 1870 - 890 pages
...to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets, witty ; the mathematics subtle ; natural philosophy, deep ; moral, grave ; logic and...rhetoric, able to contend; 'Abeunt studia in mores' (studies become habits), nay, there is no stand or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought out by...
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A Harmony of the Essays, Etc. of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1871 - 584 pages
...Lawyers cafes. So euerie defect of the wind may haue a fpeciall receit. V. 1625. *L6frf Impediment26 in the Wit, but may be wrought out by Fit Studies : Like as Difeafes of the Body, may haue Appropriate Exercifes. Bowling is good for the Stone and Reines; Shooting...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 pages
...cunning, to seem to know that4 he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtle ; natural philosophy deep ; moral, grave ; logic and rhetoric, able to contend : "Abeunt in studia mores"* — nay, there is no stond8 or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought7 out by...
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