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" Some 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 be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. "
The Works of Francis Bacon ...: Literary and professional works - Page 498
by Francis Bacon - 1858
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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 Art of Reading: Containing a Number of Useful Rules, Exemplified by a ...

Daniel Staniford - Elocution - 1817 - 256 pages
...swallowed; and some few are to be chewed digested i that is, 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. 4. Some books also may be read by deputy, and eXtrtvcts made of them by others ; but that should be...
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A Course of Legal Study: Respectfully Addressed to the Students of Law in ...

David Hoffman - Law - 1817 - 398 pages
...body; for, as lord Bacon quaintly observes, "some 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 part, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...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...read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others: but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books ; else, distilled...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 312 pages
...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...read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others : but that would be only in the -less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books ; else, distilled...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 426 pages
...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...read by 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...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 602 pages
...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...read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books : else distilled...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1820 - 548 pages
...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...read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821 - 416 pages
...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...with diligence and attention. Some books also may he read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would be only in the less important...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 412 pages
...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...read by 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...
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