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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 Independent magazine (ed. by J. Fletcher)., Volume 2

J. Fletcher - 1843
...Simpkin, fyc. 1843. " Some books," says Lord Bacon, " are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention." The present volume is one which may justly be said to belong to the first two classes of books. It...
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Maryland Medical and Surgical Journal: And Official Organ of the ..., Volume 2

1842
...read with equal care. Lord Bacon says, 'some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.' No rule is deeper laid in common sense than this. Whoever has run over, with an attentive eye, and...
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A Treatise on Grammatical Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors ...

John Wilson - English language - 1844 - 120 pages
...not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Head — not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts of them made by others; but that should be only...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

1855
...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 only in parts ; others to be read, but not curiousry ; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books, also, may...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 201

1894
...upon stndies, puts the matter clearly: '•SomQ books are to be tasted, others to be. swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to bo read but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention." It is...
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The Interpretation of the Bible

Bible - 1844 - 124 pages
...meditation. Some books, says Lord Bacon, are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not with much curiosity, and some few to be read wholly, with diligence, attention and profound thought....
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 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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Cobb's New Sequel to the Juvenile Readers, Or, Fourth Reading Book ...

Lyman Cobb - Readers - 1845 - 240 pages
...granted, or to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be read only in part; others to be read, but not curiously ; and some few...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. 7. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others: but that should be in...
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English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added ...

Richard Hiley - English language - 1846 - 271 pages
...teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, and won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe...to 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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...much out of his reputation. . . . The Fiftieth is entitled " Of Studies ;" here is part of it :— Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore if a man...
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