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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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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 2

1818 - 506 pages
...contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man : and therefore, if a man write little, he bad need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit ; and if he read...
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Essays moral, economical and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 214 pages
...made of them by others ; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sprt of books; else distilled books are, like common distilled...a great memory : if he confer little, he had need hai ea present wit : and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 494 pages
...attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that should only be in the less important arguments, and the meaner...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...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 426 pages
...attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that should only be in the less important arguments, and the meaner...distilled books are like common distilled waters, flrishy things. Reading makes a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore,...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

British prose literature - 1821 - 416 pages
...Some books also may he read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort...are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. Heading makcth a full man ; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man; and, therefore, if a...
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A sequel to The student's manual, vocabulary of words derived from the Latin ...

Richard Harrison Black - 1822 - 378 pages
...in vice, or leagues of pleasure." Addison. Confer. See CUM. " Reading makes a full man, ctmference a ready man, and writing an exact man; and therefore,...present wit, and if he read little he had need have mnch cuuning, to seem to have that which he hath not." Bacon. Confess. See CUM. To acknowledge a crime;...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 402 pages
...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...if he confer little, he had need have a present wit -r and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. BACON. CHAP....
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An Etymological and Explanatory Dictionary of Words Derived from the Latin ...

Richard Harrison Black - English language - 1825 - 332 pages
...Coronation, of a king, confers no royal authority upon him." " Reading makes a full man, conferenve a ready man, and writing an exact man ; and therefore,...read little he had need have much cunning, to seem to have that which he hath not." Bar-on. which a penitent makes of his sins to God : in a more restricted...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...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...man ; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had iieed have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little,...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...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...books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Heading maketh a full man ; conference a ready man ; and writing an exact man. And therefore if a man...
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