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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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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pages
...recognition of one, who had an eye to see, an ear to hear, and a soul to comprehend : says Ben Jonson, " 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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Records of Noble Lives

William Henry Davenport Adams - Biography - 1867 - 349 pages
...judge, but " rare Ben Jonson," pays him a noble eulogium : " There happened in my time," he says, " 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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'Many happy returns of the day!' By C. and M.C. Clarke

Charles Cowden Clarke - 1869
...illustration of the passage from Milton. ' 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 suffered less emptiness, less idleness...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete, Volume 6

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1871
...has described Bacon's 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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My Study Windows

James Russell Lowell - Birds - 1871 - 433 pages
...to him who fulmined over Greece. I can never help applying to him what Ben Jonson said of Bacon : " There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less...
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The Greatest of Literary Problems: The Authorship of the Shakespeare Works ...

James Phinney Baxter - Drama - 1915 - 685 pages
...eulogy to help the sale of a book, gives us this graphic description of Bacon's eloquence: — 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, suffered less emptiness, less idleness,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, His Life, Genius, and Writings: A Biographical Sketch ...

Alexander Ireland - Authors, American - 1882 - 338 pages
...which all doctrine is chaff." " I can never help applying to him what Ben Jonson said of Bacon—' There happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less...
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Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626

B. H. G. Wormald, Wormald Brian Harvey Goodwin - History - 1993 - 409 pages
...when in exercise are thinking as he said. Ben Jonson wrote regarding the effect of Bacon's oratory: 'No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more...suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered.'40 But the judgment is no less true of Bacon as writer than as speaker. Walter Raleigh according...
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Collected Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 7, Part 1

Francis Bacon, Robert Leslie Ellis - Philosophy - 1996 - 5216 pages
...contained Ben Jonson's famous description of his manner of speaking, l shall insert it here: — " Tet 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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Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

Nieves Mathews - Philosophy - 1996 - 592 pages
...addition, as when he cites Ben Jonson, who (differing notably from this critic) recalled that Bacon's language, 'where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious', and relays it to his students as: 'as Ben Jonson pointed out, Bacon couldn't resist a joke, especially...
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