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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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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1856 - 744 pages
...judge, 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...could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness,...
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and ..., Volume 1

Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck - American literature - 1856 - 694 pages
...speaks of the eloquence of Lord Bacon: "There happened in my time one noble speaker (Lord Verulam) who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language,...could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more prestly , more weightily, or sutfcred less emptiness, less idleness...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...imitated alone ; for no imitator ever grew up to his author ; likeness is always on this side truth. Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker, who was...full of gravity in his speaking. His language (where lie could spare or pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly,...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...imitated alone; for no imitator ever grew up to his author; likeness is always on this side truth. Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker, who was...could spare or pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness,...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1857
...contained Ben Jonson's famous description of his manner of speaking, I shall insert it here: — " Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker, who was...could spare or pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness,...
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The Biographical History of Philosophy from Its Origin in Greece Down to the ...

George Henry Lewes - Philosophers - 1857 - 801 pages
...judge to assure us that Bacon's oratory was worthy of his other powers. Ben Junson thus writes : " There happened, in my time, one noble speaker, who...could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness,...
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Lives of lord Lyndhurst and lord Brougham, Volume 1

John Campbell (1st baron.) - 1857
...that he should retain his seat in the Lower House. " There happened in my time," says Ben Jonson, " one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking....could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness,...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1858 - 744 pages
...judge, 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...could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, lese idleness,...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - Great Britain - 1874 - 411 pages
...and eloquence were universally recognised by his contemporaries. Ben Jonson writes thus of Bacon : ' There happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language, when he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly,...
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Bradshaw's shilling handbook [afterw.] Bradshaw's illustrated tourists ...

George Bradshaw - 1858 - 2147 pages
...church, by Sir T. Meautys, or Mewtis, his admirer, as he calls himself. " Ņo man," says Ben Jonson, " ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily;...less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. . . . His hearers could not look aside from him without loss. ... No man had their affections more...
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