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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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Lord Macaulay's Essays ; And, Lays of Ancient Rome

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1892 - 924 pages
...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, mote pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - English prose literature - 1892 - 166 pages
...his author ; likeness is always on 10 this side truth. Yet there happened in my time one noble i IN> speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking ;...nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more presly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less 15 idleness, in what he uttered. No member...
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Timber

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
...; for never no imitator ever grew up to his author ; likeness is always on 10 this side truth. Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker who was...language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, wasjiobly £ensorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more presly, more weightily, or suffered less...
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Literary Essays: A Moosehead journal. Cambridge thirty years ago. Leaves ...

James Russell Lowell - Literature - 1892
...There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly,...emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member ftf his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him,...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 pages
...of the throne. As an orator he became affluent, weighty, and eloquent. " No man," says Ben Jonson, " ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily,...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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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 pages
...of the throne. As an orator he became affluent, weighty, and eloquent. " No man," says Ben Jonson, " ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily,...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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Francis Bacon's Cryptic Rhymes and the Truth They Reveal

Edwin Bormann - 1906 - 251 pages
...Ben Jonson names Francis Bacon as the greatest. These are the very words he uses : Yet there happen'd in my time one noble Speaker, who was full of gravity...Language (where he could spare, or pass by a Jest) was noMy censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more prestly, more weightily, or suffer'd less emptiness,...
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The Heath Readers by Grades, Book 6

Readers - 1907
...There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly,...uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own grace. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke."...
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The Teacher: Essays and Addresses on Education

George Herbert Palmer, Mrs Alice Elvira (Freeman). Palmer, Alice Freeman Palmer - Education - 1908 - 395 pages
..."There happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speech. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside without loss. He commanded when he spoke, and had his judges angry or pleased at his discretion." Such...
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Self-cultivation in English

George Herbert Palmer - English language - 1909 - 32 pages
..."There happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speech. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered...of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or 13 look aside without loss. He commanded when he spoke, and had his judges angry or pleased at his...
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