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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,... "
The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ... - Page 77
edited by - 1851 - 364 pages
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

1680
...Arguments, and the meaner fort of Boc^t, elfe diftilled Booly are like common d Milled Waters, flafliy things. Reading maketh a full man •, Conference...little, he had need have a great memory ; if he Confer lirtle, he had need have a prefent wit ; and if he Read lirtle, he had need have much cunning to fcem...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - 1801
...books are like common distiJlecl waters , flashy tilings. Reading makelh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore...much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. BACON. M i34 THE ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR. ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. -L HE English delight in silence more than any...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...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...cunning to seem to know that he doth not. BACON.. € HA PX On satirical — JL R UST me, this unwary pleasantrj7 of thine ' will sooner or late* bring...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of the Tatler ...

Nathan Drake - Tatler (London, England : 1709) - 1805
...would be, onely in the lesse important arguments, and the meane sort of bookes; else distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading...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...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 408 pages
...would be, onely in the lesse important arguments, and the meane sort of bookes; else distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading...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...
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The Speaker, Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1805 - 396 pages
...waters, flafhy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exaft roan. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need...great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a prefent wit; and if he read link, he had need have much cunning to feem to know that he doth not. CHAP....
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The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1808 - 400 pages
...made of them by others ; but that should be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are like common distilled...conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therfore if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need...
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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,...had need have a great memory; if he confer little, be had need have a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are, like common distilled...have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematic subtile; natural philosophy deep; moral, grave;...
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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,...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a pleasant wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not....
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