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'It is good, in Discourse, and Speech of Conversation, to vary,
and' intermingle Speech of the present Occasion with Argu'ments; Tales with Reasons : Asking of Questions, with Tell. ‘ing of Opinions; and Jest with Earnest : For it is a dull *Thing to Tire, and as we say now, to Jade, anything too far.'
BACON: Essay of Discourse.