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" 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 - Pagina 3
door Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Volume 2

William Cabell Rives - 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...him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and the fear of every man that heard him was that he should make an end." To this attractive portrait of...
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Cyclopaedia of American literature, by E. A. and G. L ..., Volume 1;Volume 85

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - 1866
...idleness in what lie littered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearer» could not cough or look aside from him without loss....commanded where he spoke ; and had his judges angry or pleased at hi» devotion. The fear of every one that heard him was, lest he should make an end."...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pagina’s
...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...affections more in his power. The fear of every man who heard him was lest he should make an end." And again he says, " My conceit of his person was never...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pagina’s
...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...had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No n:an had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man who heard him was lest he should...
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Records of Noble Lives

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1867 - 349 pagina’s
...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...and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion [that is, at his will]. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard...
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My Study Windows

James Russell Lowell - 1871 - 433 pagina’s
...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. He commanded where he spoke." Those who heard him while their natures were yet plastic, and their mental nerves trembled under the...
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A Harmony of the Essays, Etc. of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1871 - 584 pagina’s
...graces. His hearers could not cough, or looke aside from him, without losse. Hee commanded where hee spoke, and had his Judges angry, and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affection more in his power. The feare of every man that heard him, was, lest hee should make an end."^i....
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 132

1872
...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...him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and Lad his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The...
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Harper's Anthology for College Courses in Composition and Literature ...: Prose

Frederick Alexander Manchester, William Frederic Giese - 1926
...Prospero in Shakespeare's Tempest. * Platform. uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside...from him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke." Those who heard him while their natures were yet plastic, and their mental nerves trembled under the...
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Francis Bacon: The Political Orator, with a Short Study of His Rhetorical ...

Robert Hannah - 1926 - 42 pagina’s
...speech but consisted of his own graces. . . . He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry or pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man who heard him was lest he should make an end. 4 With this quotation, most of the commentators make...
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