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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ... - Page 457
edited by - 1889 - 701 pages
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 258 pages
...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..., some books are to be read only in parts ; others io be read , but not curiously ; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention....
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...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 consider^,, Some books are to be tasted , others to be swallowed, and some few tobe chewed and digested? that is , some books are to be read only in...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 pages
...discourse, but.to weigh and ,, consider. ' ; Some'.books are to'be tasted, others to be swal:iowed, 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. Some books...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigji and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others...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. Some books...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...teach not what is their own use, but what is wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...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 r diligenc.e and attention. Some...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...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...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. Some books...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...these again not only in his appetite and affection, but in his powers of wit and reason. LORD BACON. READ not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...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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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...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...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. Some books...
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A Course of Legal Study: Respectfully Addressed to the Students of Law in ...

David Hoffman - Electronic books - 1817 - 383 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
...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...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. Some books...
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