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" Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking; his language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness,... "
The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the ... - Page lx
by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

1855
...soon became distinguished as an orator and debater. " There happened in my time," says Ben Jonson, " one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking....pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, leas idleness, in what...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1845
...that he should retain his seat in the Lower House. " There happened in my time," says Ben Jonson, " one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking....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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Discourse on the Character and Services of John Hampden: And the ..., Volume 115

William Cabell Rives - Great Britain - 1845 - 68 pages
...says he, " in my tune one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of its own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 758 pages
...speaking. His language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke 0* uside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his...
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The Great Oyer of Poisoning: The Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the ...

Andrew Amos - Trials (Murder) - 1846 - 551 pages
...would he have appeared to us, if we had heard him!" " There happened," writes Ben Jonson of Bacon, " in my time, one noble speaker, who was full of gravity...pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more greatly, more precisely, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, or less idleness in...
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The Great Oyer of Poisoning: the Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the ...

Andrew AMOS (Professor of Laws, Cambridge.) - 1846 - 551 pages
...would he have appeared to us, if we had heard him!" "There happened," writes Ben Jonson of Bacon, " in my time, one noble speaker, who was full of gravity...pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more greatly, more precisely, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, or less idleness in...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...oratory by Ben Jonson would seem to have a special reference to his speaking in Parliament : — " There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was...could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious [censorlike]. .No man ever spake_jnore neatly, more pressly, \ more .weightily, or suffered less emptiness,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 26

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1849
...had often listened to him with delight, and who was highly qualified to judge of his pretensions. " There happened in my time one noble speaker who was...could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious (censor-like) no man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness,...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 18

1849
...had often listened to him with delight, and who was highly qualified to judge of his pretensions. " where (censor-like) ; no man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness,...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...powerful advocate, according to his friend, Ben Jonson, who thus speaks of his parliamentary eloquence : " , and their own weakness both ; and take one from...contradiction; and esteem of the inquisition of truth as of an sulTered less emptiness, less idleness in what ho uttered : no member of his speech but consisted of...
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