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" Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to... "
Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ... - Page 17
by G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - 340 pages
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 258 pages
...teach not their own use , but that is a wisdom without them , and above them , won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute , nor to believe..., some books are to be read only in parts ; others io be read , but not curiously ; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention....
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...teach not their own use , but that is a wisdom without them , and above them , won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute /nor to believe...and consider^,, Some books are to be tasted , others to be swallowed, and some few tobe chewed and digested? that is , some books are to be read only in...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some bookes are to be read only in parts ; others to be read but...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some bookes also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others : but that would be, onely...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some bookes are to be read only in parts ; others to be read but...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some bookes also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others : but that would be, onely...
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Elements of Moral Science, Volume 1

James Beattie - Ethics - 1807 - 408 pages
...Latin, and English, that deserve to be studied in this accurate manner. For, as Bacon well observes, * some books are to be read only in parts ; others '...not curiously ; and some few to * be read wholly, with diligence and attention.' There is much good sense in the following aphorism of the same great...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 pages
...discourse, but.to weigh and ,, consider. ' ; Some'.books are to'be tasted, others to be swal:iowed, and some few to be chewed and digested;; that is, some...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that should be only...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigji and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would be only...
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Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 6

James Beattie - Classical education - 1809
...swallowed, and some " few to be chewed and digested?" that is, as the noble author explains it, " That some are to be " read only in parts; others to be read,...but not " curiously; and some few to be read wholly " with deligence and attention?" a rule, which, if duly attended to, would greatly promote the advancement...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...teach not what is their own use, but what is wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...curiously; and some few to be read wholly ; and with r diligenc.e and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others;...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only...
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