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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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them ; for they teach not their own use ; but that is ight, These unbought sports, that happy state, I would...have liv'd to-day. * Johnson's ' Ufe of Cowley.' to be swallowed, and юте few to be chewed and digested : that is, some books are to be read only...
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The Fourth Reader, Or, Exercises in Reading and Speaking: Designed for the ...

Salem Town - Elocution - 1847 - 408 pages
...studies ; simple men admire, and wise men use them ; for they teach not their own use ; but there is a wisdom without them and above them, won by observation....Read not to contradict and confute ; nor to believe or take for granted ; nor to find matter merely for conversation ; but to weigh and consider. 4. Some...
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Knowles' Elocutionist: A First-class Rhetorical Reader and Recitation Book ...

James Sheridan Knowles - Elocution - 1847 - 322 pages
...directions' too much at large', except they be bounded' in' by experience'. that there is a wisdom without1 them, and above' them, won' by observation'. Read'— not to contradict^ and refute', not to believe1 and take tor granted', not to find talk' and discourse' — but to weigh'...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 426 pages
...wise men learn by observation. Read not to contradict and refute, not to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted,...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...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volume 11

1848
...to contradict and to confute," says Bacon, " 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 to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts...
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - Intellect - 1849 - 132 pages
...studies, simple men admire, 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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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 4

Robert Kemp Philp
...wise men may not inappropriately be called to our aid, to conclude these few remarks. Lord Bacon says, "Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." And George Withers : " For many books I caro...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...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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Class Book of Prose and Poetry: Consisting of Selections from the Best ...

Truman Rickard, Hiram Orcutt - English language - 1850 - 120 pages
...studies, 15 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....Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh 20 and consider. Some books are...
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Works

Francis Bacon - 1850
...sections or verses, and the rest are similarly segregated. "f Read not to contradict nor to believe, but to weigh and consider. " ' Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts,...
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