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" ... very weighty speaker ; and after he had heard a full debate, and observed how the House was like to be inclined, took up the argument, and shortly, and clearly, and craftily so stated it, that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired... "
The Dying Speeches and Behaviour of the Several State Prisoners that Have ... - Page 112
1720 - 495 pages
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An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament: From the Earliest Periods to ...

George Henry Jennings - Anecdotes - 1880 - 530 pages
...craftily so stated it, that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found ho could not do that, he was never without the dexterity...debate to another time, and to prevent the determining anything in the negative which might prove inconvenient in the future. . . When this (the Long) Parliament...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1880
...and clearly, and craftily eo stated it. that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he was never without tho dexterity to divert the debate to another time, and to prevent the determining anything in the...
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An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament: From the Earliest Periods to ...

George Henry Jennings - Anecdotes - 1881 - 530 pages
...and clearly, and craftily so stated it, that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he was never...debate to another time, and to prevent the determining anything in the negative which might prove inconvenient in the future. . . When this (the Long) Parliament...
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Alden's Cyclopedia of Universal Literature: Presenting Biographical and ...

Literature - 1886
...craftily, so stated it that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found that he could not do that, he was never without the dexterity...debate to another time, and to prevent the determining anything in the negative, which might prove inconvenient in the future. He made so great a show of...
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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in ..., Volume 1

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - Great Britain - 1888
...commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he never was without the dexterity to divert the debate to another...which might prove inconvenient in the future. He made so great a show of civility and modesty and humility, and always of mistrusting his own judgment and...
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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in ..., Volume 1

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - Great Britain - 1888
...commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; aud'ifTieTdunel he cbuI3"no£"3o that, he never was without the dexterity to divert the debate to another time, 'and to prevent the determining any tiling in the nega- r tive which might prove inconvenient in the future. He made i so great a show...
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Characters and Episodes of the Great Rebellion

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - Great Britain - 1889 - 367 pages
...commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he never was without the dexterity to divert the debate to another...which might prove inconvenient in the future. He made so great a show of civility, and modesty, and humility, and always of mistrusting his own judgment,...
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Advice to a Son

Francis Osborne - Conduct of life - 1896 - 148 pages
...commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he never was without the dexterity to divert the debate to another time, and to prevent the determining anything in the negative which might prove inconvenient in the future." — History, iii. 31. V. 1...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 6

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...craftily, so stated it that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found that he could not do that he was never without the dexterity...debate to another time, and to prevent the determining anything in the negative which might prove inconvenient in the future. He made so great a show of civility,...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 8

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...craftily, so stated it that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found that he could not do that he was never without the dexterity...debate to another time, and to prevent the determining anything in the negative which might prove inconvenient in the future. He made so great a show of civility,...
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