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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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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1857
...contained Ben Jonson's famous description of his manner of speaking, I shall insert it here: — " Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker, who was...of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His bearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke; and had...
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The Biographical History of Philosophy from Its Origin in Greece Down to the ...

George Henry Lewes - Philosophers - 1857 - 801 pages
...judge to assure us that Bacon's oratory was worthy of his other powers. Ben Junson thus writes : " There happened, in my time, one noble speaker, who...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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The Biographical History of Philosophy: From Its Origin in Greece ..., Volume 2

George Henry Lewes - Philosophy - 1857
...speaking. His language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could \iot cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded when he spoke, and had his judges angry...
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Lives of lord Lyndhurst and lord Brougham, Volume 1

John Campbell (1st baron.) - 1857
...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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Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of ..., Volume 3

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1857 - 410 pages
...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....could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. Jso man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness,...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1858 - 744 pages
...judge, has described his eloquence in words, which, though often quoted, will bear to be quoted again. " There happened in my time one noble speaker who was...pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, lese idleness, in what...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1859 - 744 pages
...speaking. His language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look uside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his...
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Ethica; Or, Characteristics of Men, Manners & Books

Arthur Lloyd Windsor - English literature - 1860 - 404 pages
...qualifications. Such a speaker must always have possessed an undue influence on such a listener: " His language, where he could spare, or pass by a jest,...less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. _ 1 1238, 24—2 No member of his speech, but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough...
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Critical, Historical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1860
...has described Bacon's eloquence in words, which, though often quoted, will bear to be quoted again. " There happened in my time one noble speaker who was...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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Ethica; Or, Characteristics of Men, Manners & Books

Arthur Lloyd Windsor - English literature - 1860 - 404 pages
...speaker must always have possessed an undue influence on such a listener: " His language, where ho could spare, or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious....less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. 1 1238. 24—2 No member of his speech, but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough...
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