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Exceedingly well read

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Exceedingly well read'?

Erudite and literate.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Exceedingly well read'?

Exceedingly well readFrom Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1, 1597:

In faith, he is a worthy gentleman,
Exceedingly well read, and profited
In strange concealments, valiant as a lion
And as wondrous affable and as bountiful
As mines of India.

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