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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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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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Some Makers of English Law

Sir William Searle Holdsworth - 1938 - 308 pagina’s
...have Bacon. Ben Jonson's testimony of Bacon's eloquence as an advocate is decisive. Ben Jonson said,1 "His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded when he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. The fear of every man that heard...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, His Life, Genius, and Writings: A Biographical Sketch ...

Alexander Ireland - 1882 - 338 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...him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke.'" Mr. Lowell gives a vivid description of the effect produced by Emerson's speech at the Burns Centenary...
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Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - 1974 - 267 pagina’s
...sustained attention. Ben Jonson paid tribute to these powers of presentation in Bacon's public speeches: 'His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him,...devotion. No man had their affections more in his power' [I, 13-14]. 16 Dialectic and method in the sixteenth century The development of dialectic in the sixteenth...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - 1961 - 543 pagina’s
...an orator without oratory. "No man," said Ben Jonson, "ever spoke more neatly, more (com)pressedly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness...from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke. . . . No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard him was lest...
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Rhetoric in the European Tradition

Thomas Conley - 1994 - 325 pagina’s
...masters of it. Bacon's eloquence on the floor of Parliament, Ben Jonson reports, was so powerful that "his hearers could not cough or look aside from him...without loss. He commanded where he spoke . . . [and] the fear of every man who heard him was lest he should make an end."10 Readers of his Essays often...
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Collected Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1,Deel 1

Francis Bacon, Robert Leslie Ellis - 1996 - 5216 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...his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man bad And aa he was a good servant to his master, being never in nineteen years' service (as himself...
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