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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 London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 60
edited by - 1829
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1852 - 349 pages
...Things. Reading maketh a full Man ; Conference a ready Man ; and Writing an exa£t Man. And therefore, if a Man write little, he had need have a 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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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

English essays - 1852
...digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore uncil ; and were awaiting in anxiety and dread for what those mysterious deli have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know On: he doth not. Histories...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...things. Beading 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;...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 mathematics subtle; natural...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...— 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 read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. — Lord Bacon. READING FOR THE FAMILY. — Always have a book at...
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Catalogue of My English Library

Henry Stevens (Jr.) - Best books - 1853 - 107 pages
...: Reading maketh a fnll roan ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; andi therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory;...present wit ; and if he read little he had need have mnch cnnning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets witty; the mathematies...
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Catalogue of My English Library

Henry Stevens (Jr.) - Best books - 1853 - 107 pages
...things : Reading maketh a fnll man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory;...a present wit ; and if he read little he had need hare mnch cnnning, to meem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets witty ; the mathematies...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853
...things. 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...a present wit ; and if he read little, he had need hare much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. SIB WALTER RALEIGH. In the brilliant constellation...
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English grammar and style

Richard Hiley - 1853
...things. 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...have a present wit ; and, if he read little, he had ueed have much cunning, to seem to know that lie doth not. 267. THE SECOND MODERN PERIOD, extending...
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Catalogue of My English Library

Henry Stevens (Jr.) - Best books - 1853 - 107 pages
...man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man ; and, therefore, if a man write little, be had need have a great memory; if he confer little,...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 mathematics suhtile;...
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The cruet stand, select pieces of prose and poetry, Volume 2

C. Gough - 1853
...digested. 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, 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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