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" ... 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 also may be read by deputy, and extracts... "
The Christian's Penny Magazine - Page 56
1832
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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680
...Arguments, and the meaner fort of Boc^t, elfe diftilled Booly are like common d Milled Waters, flafliy things. Reading maketh a full man •, Conference...little, he had need have a great memory ; if he Confer lirtle, he had need have a prefent wit ; and if he Read lirtle, he had need have much cunning to fcem...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...diftilled waters, flamy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exaft man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a prefentwit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to feem to know that he doth not....
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...made of them by others; but that should be only in the less important arguments , and the meaner sorts of books ; else distilled books are like common distilled'...waters , flashy things. Reading maketh a full man ; eonference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore , if a man write little , he had...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...would be, onely in the lesse important arguments, and the meane sort of bookes; else distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading...an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, hee had need have a great memory ; if hee conferre little, hee had need have a present wit ; and if...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...would be, onely in the lesse important arguments, and the meane sort of bookes; else distilled bookes, are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading...an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, hee had need have a great memory ; if hee conferre little, hee had need have a present wit ; and if...
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The Speaker, Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1805 - 394 pages
...waters, flafhy things. Reading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exaft roan. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need...great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a prefent wit; and if he read link, he had need have much cunning to feem to know that he doth not. CHAP....
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 pages
...Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that should be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort...conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therfore if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort...like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore if a man write little,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; butthat should be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort...books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Heading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. IBID. READING raaketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore,...great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a pleasant wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not....
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