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" ... and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously ; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts... "
The Christian's Penny Magazine - Page 56
1832
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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - Scholarships - 1855 - 554 pages
...justly to incur the disapprobation of man.— WB Clulow. 535. Beading maketh a full man; conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...man write little, he had need have a great memory; >f he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need of much cunning,...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 34

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1855
...Some books, also, may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others : but that would be only in the less important arguments and the meaner sort...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, 152 ]53 fleshy things. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would* be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort...present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have 1 Privateness. Privacy. Sec page 87. ' Make. Gice. See page 420. 3 Curiously. Attentively. ' At first...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856 - 378 pages
...their force of writing. — Shaftesbury, \ cCI.XXXIII. I!' .iilini< maketh a lull mnn . conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore,...wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunuing, to Deem to know that be doth not. — l.ord JJacon. cCI.XXXIV. To judge rightly of our own...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1856 - 770 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to bt chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not Histories...
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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856
...Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts of them made by others ; but that should be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books ; else, distilled books are like common disti lied waters, — flashy things. Reading maketlt a full man ; conference, a ready man ; and writing,...
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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1856 - 406 pages
...less important arguments 1 This formed the first essay in the earliest edition of the •work. • and the meaner sort of books ; else distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy1 things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and,...
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The Elements of Punctuation: With Rules on the Use of Capital Letters ...

John Wilson - English language - 1856 - 188 pages
...— Reading makes a full man ; conversation, a ready man ; and writing, an exact man. If, therefore, a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he converse little, he had need have a present wit ; and, if he read little, he had need have much cunning,...
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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Philosophy - 1857 - 578 pages
...Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would4 be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort...present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have 1 Privateness.- Pricacy. See page 93. * Make. One. See page 444. * Curiously. Attentively. 'At first...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857 - 412 pages
...hardly fuppofe that this is an accidental refemblance, Conference a ready Man ; and Writing an exadt Man. And, therefore, if a Man write little, he had...great Memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a prefent Wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much Cunning to feem to know that he doth not....
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