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" It is good in discourse and speech of conversation to vary and intermingle speech of the present occasion with arguments; tales with reasons; asking of questions with telling of opinions; and jest with earnest: for it is a dull thing to tire, and, as... "
The works of Francis Bacon - Page 335
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...ridiculous. LORD BACOK. THE honourablest part of talk is, to give the occasion, and again to moderate and pass to somewhat else ; for then a man leads the dance....for it is a dull thing to tire, and, as we say now, \ojade any thing too far. As for jest, there be certain things which ought to be privileged from it,...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...perceived, ridiculous. The honourablest part of talk, is to give the occasion, and again, to moderate and pass to somewhat else ; for then a man leads the dance....thing to tire, and, as we say now, to jade any thing loo far. As for jest, there be certain things which ought to be privileged from it ; namely, religion,...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...discourse and speech of conversation (says his Lordship, in the quaint but expressive language of his age) to vary and intermingle speech of the present occasion...with telling of opinions ; and jest with earnest." In this compilation are contained several authentic anecdotes of distinguished Literary Characters...
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Essays, Moral, Economical and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1822 - 206 pages
...perceived ridiculous. The honourablest part of talk is to give the occasion ; and again to moderate and pass to somewhat else, for then a man leads the dance....of the present occasion with arguments, tales with reason, asking of questions with telling of opinions, and jest with earnest : for it is a dull thing...
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Tales and dialogues

Jefferys Taylor - 1822
...Holiday, jEiop in Rhyme, and Kalph Richards, the Miter, " It is good to vary and intermingle i peech of the present occasion with arguments; tales with...with telling of opinions; and jest with earnest." Bacmft Estays. •Milttlj LONDON ; PRINTED FOR BJ HOLDSWORTH, 18, ST. PAUL'S CHUBCH-YAKD. 1822. IT...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...perceived, ridiculous. The honourablest part of talk is to give the occasion ; and again to moderate and pass to somewhat else, for then a man leads the dance....and jest with earnest : for it is a dull thing to ure, and, as we say now, to jade any thing too for. As for jest, there be certain things which ought...
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The Young men's magazine

British and foreign young men's society - 1837
...perceived, ridiculous. The hononrablest part of talk is to give the occasion; and again to moderate and pass to somewhat else, for then a man leads the dance....intermingle speech of the present occasion with arguments, talcs with reasons, asking of questions with telling of opinions, and jest with earnest : for it is...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...perceived, ridiculous. The honourablest part of talk is to give the occasion ; and again to moderate and pass to somewhat else, for then a man leads the dance....is a dull thing to tire, and as we say now, to jade anything too far. As for jest, there be certain things which ought to be privileged from it; namely,...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 37

American literature - 1856
...that charming book. " It is good, in Discourse, and Speech of Conversation," saith the philosopher, " to vary and intermingle Speech of the present Occasion...a dull Thing to Tire, and as we say now, to Jade, anything too far." Milverton's essays are never allowed to tire, or jade, anything too far : at the...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 48

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1856
...that charming book. "It is good, in Discourse, and Speech of Conversation," saith the philosopher, " to vary and intermingle Speech of the present Occasion...Arguments ; Tales with Reasons ; Asking of Questions '••.••ill Telling of Opinions ; and Jest with Earnest : For it is a dull Thing to Tire, and...
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