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" SOME in their discourse desire rather commendation of wit in being able to hold all arguments than of judgment in discerning what is true, as if it were a praise to know what might be said and not what should be thought. "
Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ... - Page 51
by Ancient learning - 1812
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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - Readers - 1876 - 636 pages
...did give a passport to faith ; but it ought rather to kindle it to discharge itself. OF DISCOURSE. SOME in their discourse desire rather commendation...and not what should be thought. Some have certain commonplaces and themes wherein they are good, and want variety ; which kind of poverty is for the...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876
...and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Of Discourse, some few common-places and themes, wherein they are good, and want variety ; which kind of poverty is for the...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and ..., Volume 3

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...mathematics subtle ; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend. Of Discount, s dignity of style in Heroic Poetry ; but all reasonable ought be said, and not what should be thought : some have certain commonplaces and themes, wherein...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1876 - 764 pages
...present occasion with arguments ; for it is a dull thing to tire and jade anything too far. LORD BACON. Some in their discourse desire rather commendation...arguments, than of judgment in discerning what is true. LORD BACON. Whereas men have many reasons to persuade, to use them all at once weakeneth them. For...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...man leads the dance. It is good in discourse, ifnd speech of conversation, to vary, and intermingle Some in their discourse desire rather commendation of wit, in being able to holde all arguments, then of Judgment in discerning what is true ; as if it were a praise to knowe...
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The works of lord Bacon, moral and historical, with a brief memoir of the ...

Francis Bacon - 1877 - 524 pages
...give a passport to faith ; but it ought rather to kindle it to discharge itself. XXXII. OF DISCOURSE. Some in their discourse desire rather commendation...and not what should be thought. Some have certain common-places and themes, wherein they are good, and want variety : which kind of poverty is for the...
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Macmillan's Reading Books

Readers - 1878
...pomegranate, full of many kernels. I mean aid and bearing a part in all actions and occasions. OF DISCOURSE. Some in their discourse desire rather commendation...and not what should be thought. Some have certain commonplaces and themes wherein they are good, and want variety; which kind of poverty is for the most...
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Common Sense in Business, Or, Practical Answers to Practical Questions on ...

Edwin Troxell Freedley - Business - 1878 - 378 pages
...wisdom. Speech-makers and lawyers are too often deserving of Lord Bacon's censure as being men desiring " rather commendation of wit in being able to hold all...what might be said, and not what should be thought." [The Parliament of Great Britain, though not enlightened, and far from perfect, has points of superiority...
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Pleasant memories: a woman's thoughts and life-work

John Baillie - Women - 1878 - 449 pages
...Bloom as a garden 'neath Thy prospering rule !' LORD BACON, in one of his Essays, speaks of some who, in their discourse, desire rather commendation of...in discerning what is true, as if it were a praise, he adds, to know what might be said and not what should be thought. Our friend was too earnest and...
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The Essays (I-LVIII) Or, Counsels Civil and Moral of Francis, Lord Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1879 - 347 pages
...Discourse1 desire rather commendation of wit,2 in being able to hold all arguments, than of judgment,3 in discerning what is true ; as if it were a praise...and not what should be thought. Some have certain common-places and themes,4 wherein they are good, and want variety ; which kind of poverty is for the...
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