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" Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads ; for they may profit of the former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always... "
The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son - Page 41
by Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1901
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 1, Part 1

1805
...lectures to his spoiled -*-* child, says, " take care not to understand editions and title Tages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning." Now, though there is a species of literary foppery and ostentatious vanity, which is always shooting...
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Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope - Philosophy, English - 1810
...hooks arc the commonest, and the last editions are always the hest, if the editors are not hlockheads ; for they may profit of the former. But take care not to ftnderstand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning....
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The Bibliographical Decameron: Or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse ..., Volume 3

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Bibliography - 1817
...disquisitions upon the Origin of Printing by MEERMAV : * works, which are nearly master-pieces of their are not blockheads ; for they may profit of the former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. [More and more frightfully heretifal !] It always smells of pedantry, and not...
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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1827
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning-. What curious books...
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Bentley's miscellany, Volume 34

1853
...prescience, " Buy good books and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the Editors are not blockheads, for they may profit of the former." This is especially true of his own works. The last edition of Lord Chesterfield's writings is incomparably...
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Letters on education

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1847
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. What curious books...
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Works, Including His Letters to His Son, &c: To which is Prefixed an ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1853 - 647 pages
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads,...learning. What curious books I have, they are indeed but fcw, shall be at your service. I have some of the old Collana, and the Macbiavel of 1550. Beware of...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 34

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1853
...prescience, " Buy good books and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the Editors are not blockheads, for they may profit of the former." This is especially true of his own works. The last edition of Lord Chesterfield's writings is incomparably...
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Letters, Sentences and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1870 - 224 pages
...who was thought by Chesterfield too much of a savant and a man of the world to be foolishly devout. best, if the editors are not blockheads ; for they...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. What curious books...
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Letters written by lord Chesterfield to his son, ed. with notes ..., Volume 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1872
...books. Buy good books, and read them ; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads,...former. But take care not to understand editions and title-pages too well. It always smells of pedantry, and not always of learning. What curious books...
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