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The Christian's Penny Magazine - Page 56
1832
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1852 - 580 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853 - 714 pages
...men use them ; for they teach not their own use ; but that is a wisdom without them, and above Ihem, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute,...some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some books are to bo read only in parts ; others to be read, but not curiously ; and some few to be read...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...as dictators of what you are to think and believe. — T. Edwards. READING, HOW TO IMPROVE BY. — Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...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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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral with A table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1853
...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 be read...
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Social and Political Morality

William Lovett - Conduct of life - 1853 - 496 pages
...a habit before giving it up, but find out its ordinary tendency, and act accord I vn. READING. * " Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." — BACON. " Bring -with thee the books."...
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The cruet stand, select pieces of prose and poetry, Volume 2

C. Gough - 1853
...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 Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854 - 894 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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Michigan Journal of Education and Teachers' Magazine, Volumes 1-2

Education - 1854
...studies, simple men admire, and wise men use thenr; for they teach not their own use; but that '.here 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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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - Elocution - 1854 - 440 pages
...wise men learn by observation. Read not to contradict and refute, not to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted,...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...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 34

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1855
...them: for they tench not their own use : but that is а wisdom without them and above them, won bv observation. Read not to contradict and confute, nor...some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be rend only in parts : others to be read, but not curiously ; and some few to be read...
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