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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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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1850
...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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Composition, literary and rhetorical, simplified

rev. David Williams (M.A.) - 1850
...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 Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...wisedome without them : and aboue them wonne by observation. Read not to contradict, nor to beleeue, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to bo swallowed, and some few to be chewed and disgested. That is, some bookes are to be read only...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...simple men admire them; and wise men use them : for they teach not their own use ; but that is a wisdon 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 curiously1 ; and some few to be read...
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The illustrated London reading book

English language - 1851 - 264 pages
...teach not their own use, but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Bead 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 bt read...
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Papers for the schoolmaster, Volumes 1-6

...Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them : for they teach not theiv 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 and consider." —Bacon's Essays....
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The Fourth Reader, Or Exercises in Reading and Speaking Designed for the ...

Salem Town - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...studies ; simple men admire, and wise men use them ; for they teach not their cwn use ; but there is a wisdom without them and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute ; nor to beliene or take far granted ; nor to find matter merely for conversation ; but to weigh and consider....
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The Works Of France Bacon

Basil Montagu - 1852
...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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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - English language - 1852 - 360 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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1852 - 558 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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