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" No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. "
Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Work ... - Side 17
af Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 sider
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 sider
...often quoted, will bear to be quoted again. " There happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language, where he...pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weighty, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he...
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The Great Conversers: And Other Essays

William Mathews - 1876 - 304 sider
...aphorisms. Ben Jonson, a severe judge, who was chary of his praise, tells us that "no man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. The fear of every man who heard...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Bind 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...clear from the suggestive exception made by his eulogist Ben Jonson, when speaking of his eloquence : ' his language (where he could spare or pass by a jest) was nobly censorious.' Again, it is the recognition of similitudes that originates 1 Works, Vol. iii. p. 519. XXXVI11 Introduction...
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Albany Law Journal, Bind 16

1877
...they are all applicable to Mr. Choate : " There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language (where he...pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less idleness, in what he uttered. No...
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Albany Law Journal, Bind 16

1877
...for they are all applicable to Mr. Choate: "There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language (where he...pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less idleness, in what he uttered. No...
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Masterpieces in English Literature: And Lessons in the English Language with ...

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1878 - 445 sider
...commendation of old Ben Jonson, who says, "There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language, where he...spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or Buffered less emptiness, less idleness in what he uttered. No member of his speech hut consisted of...
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An Account of the Life and Times of Francis Bacon, Bind 2

James Spedding - 1878
...— may as truly be said of Bacon. What Ben Jonson said of him as a speaker, — " No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered," — is quite as true of him as a writer. And besides all this he had that mysterious gift to which...
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The Great Conversers: And Other Essays

William Mathews - 1878 - 304 sider
...Jonson, a severe judge, who was chary of his praise, tells us that "no man ever spoke more neatlv, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. The fear of every man who heard...
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The British Parliament ... The pearls and mock pearls of history ...

Abraham Hayward - 1878
...There happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language, when he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what...
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Shaw's New History of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1879 - 404 sider
...speaking. His language, when he could spare or pass a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...idleness in what he uttered. No member of his speech hut consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He...
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