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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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A Memoir of S. S. Prentiss, Volume 1

George Lewis Prentiss - Lawyers - 1861
...felicity, imitating none, and inimitable by any." Or, as rare Ben Jonson wrote of Lord Bacon himself : " No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more...uttered ; no member of his speech but consisted of its own graces.- His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him without loss." The main topic...
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The works of lord Macaulay, complete, ed. by lady Trevelyan, Volume 6

Thomas Babington baron Macaulay - 1866
...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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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Complete: Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1866
...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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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Volume 2

William Cabell Rives - United States - 1866
...famous Ben Jonson, " 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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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pages
...recognition of one, who had an eye to see, an ear to hear, and a soul to comprehend : says Ben Jonson, " 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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'Many happy returns of the day!' By C. and M.C. Clarke

Charles Cowden Clarke - 1869
...illustration of the passage from Milton. ' There happened in my time, one noble speaker (Lord Verulam), who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language...nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more prestly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness in what he uttered. No member of...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete, Volume 6

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1871
...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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The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete, Volume 6

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1873
...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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Masterpieces in English Literature

Homer b. Sprague - 1874
...After this, Bacon was more cautious. As an orator he received the commendation of old Ben Jonson, who says, "There happened in my time one noble speaker,...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 when...
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Masterpieces in English Literature, and Lessons in the English Language ...

Homer Baxter Sprague - English literature - 1874 - 437 pages
...After this, Bacon was more cautious. As an orator he received the commendation of old Ben Jonson, who says, " There happened in my time one noble speaker,...pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever si>:ike more neatly, more prcssly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness in what...
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