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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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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...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...
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Lives of Celebrated American Indians

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Indians - 1844 - 315 pages
...use : that is a wisdom without them, and won hy 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...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Volume 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Biography - 1844 - 315 pages
...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...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...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 curiously ; and some few to be read...
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Cobb's New Sequel to the Juvenile Readers, Or, Fourth Reading Book ...

Lyman Cobb - Readers - 1845 - 240 pages
...experience. 6. Read not to contradict and refute, or to believe and take for 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 to be read wholly, and with...
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English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added ...

Richard Hiley - English language - 1846 - 271 pages
...use them ; for they 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;...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...
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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...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...
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The London University Calendar

London univ - 1846
...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....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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Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages

Materials - 1846
...charge that makes the feast." — Isaac Walton. MX. Books. — 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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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 758 pages
...use : that is a wisdoir without them, and won by observation. Reac not to contradict, nor to believe, to be swallowed, and some few to bt chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a irmly...
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