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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... "
The Christian's Penny Magazine - Page 56
1832
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The Pocket Lacon: Comprising Nearly One Thousand Extracts from the ..., Volume 1

John Taylor - Quotations - 1839
...charge that makes the feast." — Isaac Walton. LIX. Soaks. — Read not to contradict and confute, but to weigh and consider. Some books 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...
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Ladies Companion and Literary Expositor: A Monthly Magazine ..., Volumes 11-12

William W. Snowden, Lydia Howard Sigourney, Emma Catherine Embury - 1839
...the fire, Which pierced them «till with its triumphal ipirc." READ not to contradict and confute, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to i he swallowed, and some few to be digested ; that i», some books are to be read only in parís...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use ; but that is a wisdom without them and above them, won by observation....talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some i You ask too much in order to obtain a moderate boon. The precept is exemplified in the following...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840
...use : that is a wisdom without them, and won by observation. Read not to contradict, nor to believe, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review

Religion - 1841
...be profitable, must be something more than a mere " beggarly day-dreaming." " Read," says Bacon, " not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and...and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." It might be added, many are not to be read...
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The American Biblical Repository

Theology - 1841
...be profitable, must be something more than a mere " beggarly day-dreaming." " Read," says Bacon, " not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and...and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." It might be added, many are not to be read...
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The American ...

Edward Robinson - 1841
...be profitable, must be something more than a mere " beggarly day-dreaming." " Read," says Bacon, " not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and...and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." It might be added, many are not to be read...
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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1843
...use : that is a wisdom without them, and won by observation. Read not to contradict, nor to believe, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

American literature - 1855
...studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use : but that is a wisdom without them and above them, won by observation....some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts ; others to be read, but not curiousry ; and some few to be read...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...men use them ; for they teach not their own use ; but that is a wisdom without them, and above tbem, ed in himself with death : Then fell he too, t' embrace...the killing siçht ; and now, Almost made stone, beg books are to be read only in parts ; others to be read, but not curiously ; and some few to be read...
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