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" STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business. "
The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ... - Page 80
by William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...for ornament, is in discourse 4 ; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business.5 For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars,...learned. To spend too much time in studies is sloth ; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation 7 ; to make judgment wholly by their rules,...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...and retiring ; for ornament, is in discourse ; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business ; for expert men can execute, and perhaps...particulars, one by one; but the general counsels, and the plot* and marshalling of affairs, come best from those that are learned. To spend too much time in...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...and retiring ; for ornament, is in discourse ; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business. For expert men can execute, and perhaps...wholly by their rules is the humour of a scholar. They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience, for natural abilities are like natural plants that...
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Education and Society in Tudor England

Joan Simon - Education - 1979 - 468 pages
...civilised style by Francis Bacon. The initial essay 'On Studies' advised that 'to spend too much time on studies, is sloth; to use them too much for ornament,...wholly by their rules, is the humour of a scholar; they perfect nature, and are perfected by experience'. As for various studies, 'histories make men wise;...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - Biography & Autobiography - 1961 - 543 pages
...either end or wisdom in themselves, and that knowledge unapplied in action was a pale academic vanity. "To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use...affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humor of a scholar. . . . Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them;...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald - History - 1993 - 409 pages
...find 'For expert men can execute but learned men are fittest to judge and censure.' In 1625 we find 'For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of...of affairs, come best from those that are learned. ' In other words, men only of practice can act upon what is counselled. But counsel which leads to...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...and retiring;* for ornament, is in discourse;* and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business.* For expert men can execute, and perhaps...judge of particulars, one by one; but the general counsels,1 and the plots and marshalling* of affairs, come best from those that are learned. To spend...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...clarifying and supporting a specific thought. Parallel syntax is used frequently to sharpen thought: 'To spend too much Time in Studies, is Sloth; To use...them too much for Ornament, is Affectation; To make Judgement wholly by their Rules is the Humour of a Scholler' (L. 9-12); 'Nature is Often Hidden: Sometimes...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...execute,0 but learned men are fittest to judge or censure.0 f To spend too much time in them is sloth;0 to use them too much for ornament is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humour0 of a scholar.0 f They perfect Nature, and are perfected by experience. ^[ Crafty0 men contemn0...
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Analyzing Prose: Second Edition

Richard Lanham - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 244 pages
...for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business. ... To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use...affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humor of a scholar. They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience, for natural abilities are...
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