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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,... "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Page 56
by John Timbs - 1829
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680
...Booly are like common d Milled Waters, flafliy things. Reading maketh a full man , Conference a ready man , and Writing an exact man. And therefore,...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 Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...diftilled waters, flamy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exaft man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a prefentwit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to feem to know that he doth not....
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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...have 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...
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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...have much 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*...
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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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Essays biographical, critical, and historical: Illustrative of the Tatler ...

Nathan Drake - Literary Criticism - 1805
...distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man; and writing 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 ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1805
...distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing 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 writers ...

William Enfield - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1808 - 400 pages
...flashy things. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therfore if a man write little, he had need have a great memory...he confer little, he had need have a present wit; $n.if he read little, he had need have muqh. cunning to .see 19 to knuw that he doth '' ;:nyiti'.?fi...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors

Manual - 1809
...distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore if a man write little, he had need of a great memory, if he confer little, he had need of a present wit, and if he read little, he had...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - Oratory - 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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