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Of Studies, Francis Bacon

The tone of the following sentence in lines 11-14:

And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not” best described as


didactic with a touch of humor.


imperative with a touch of anger.


pompous with a touch of melancholy.


haughty with a touch of sarcasm.


cynical with a touch of irony.

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