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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... "
The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay - Page 299
by Francis Bacon - 1838 - 832 pages
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 272 pages
...some few to be chewed and digested ; that is , some books are to be read only in parts ; others io be read , but not curiously ; and some few to be read...deputy , and extracts made of them by others ; but that should be only in the less important arguments , and the meaner sort of books ; elss distilled books...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...but to weigh 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...deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that should be only in the less important arguments , and the meaner sorts of books ; else distilled books...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 378 pages
...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...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 in...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 376 pages
...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...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 in...
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Elements of Moral Science, Volume 1

James Beattie - Ethics - 1807 - 444 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...deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that should be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 428 pages
...simpl e men admire them, and wise men use them : for they teach not what is their own use, but what is wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation....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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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812 - 322 pages
...talk and discourse ; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. IBID. READING raaketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 494 pages
...admire them, and wise men use them : for they teach not what is their own use, but what is wis-~ dom without them, and above them, won by observation....deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that should only be in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books ; else distilled books...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 426 pages
...men use them : for they teach not what is their own use, but what is wis•:;. dom without them, anB- above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict...deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that should only be in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books ; else distilled books...
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