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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 British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821
...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 he read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would be only...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 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 should be only...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon - English literature - 1824
...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...discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 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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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England..: Essays ...

Francis Bacon - English prose literature - 1825
...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...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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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...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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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1825
...tiiul talk ami bat to weigh and consider. Some bm>b •re to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some...be read only in parts ; others to be read, but not curkxuly ; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be...
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The Cornish Magazine, Issue 25

English essays - 1826
...of Maturity vices ; — happy are we if we can rid ourselves of both, before the period of Old Age. READ not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. — Lord Bacon. ELEGIAC TRIBUTE TU THE v I.MI.KY ОГ TB* l, n B Mr. MATTHEW BROUGHAM. Farewell ! my...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1827 - 346 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 should be only...
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Sequel to The Analytical Reader: In which the Original Design is Extended ...

Samuel Putnam - Readers (Secondary) - 1828 - 300 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...and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and diJ$<iell souls, pursuits, furniture. How may some verbs...
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