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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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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge, Volume 2

1835
...; but that would be only the lees important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else disiilled / thereforp, if a man write little, he need have great memory : il he confer little, he had need have...
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A Course of Legal Study: Addressed to Students and the Profession ..., Volume 1

David Hoffman - Law - 1836 - 880 pages
...in his terse manner, observes that 'reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and tenting an exact man; and, therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory.'* There can be no doubt that many have written able and learned essays, and even books, not because they...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

1837 - 616 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory; if he confer little, have a present wit; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 4

1838 - 822 pages
...chewed and digested. Reading makelh в /ый тип, conference a ready man, and writing an exact Ģe. And therefore if a man write little, he had need Have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 4

1838 - 870 pages
...Reading maketh a fall man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact mm. And therefore if a mnn write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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The Young Lady's Reader

Louisa Caroline Tuthill - English language - 1839 - 484 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...like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading makelh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man ; and therefore if a man write...
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Hints on reading: addressed to a young lady [on her choice of books].

M. A. Stodart - Books and reading - 1839 - 196 pages
...extremely judicious. ' Reading maketh a full man, speaking maketh a ready man, writing maketh an exact man. Therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he speak little, he had need have a ready wit; and if he read little, he had need have a great deal of...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840 - 512 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1843 - 520 pages
...others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore...had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if he read little, have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

American literature - 1855 - 602 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...wit ; and if he read little, he had need have much canning to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets, witty ; the mathematics,...
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