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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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art - Page 230
1849
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"Unnoticed in the Casual Light of Day": Philip Larkin and the Plain Style

Tijana Stojković - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 235 pages
...great respect for Francis Bacons concise and precise style. "No man," claims Jonson in Discoveries, "ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily,...less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered" (lines 1098—1100). What he also admired was Bacons scientific inductive method of inquiry. Even though...
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