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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ... - Page 449
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 896 pages
...observation. Read not to contradict and confute ; nor to believe and take for granted; norto find talk and discourse ; but to weigh and consider. Some books...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others ; but that would be only...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 12

1838
...but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be digested ; that is, some books are to be read only...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. LORD BACON. HE that wants...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 12

1838 - 274 pages
...but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be digested ; that is, some books are to be read only...be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. LORD BACON. HE that wants...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 832 pages
...nor to believe, but to weigh and consider. " If Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some...are to be read only in parts, others to be read but cursorily, and some few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. " If Histories make men...
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The Young Lady's Reader

Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1839 - 484 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...to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are lobe read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and...
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The Pocket Lacon: Comprising Nearly One Thousand Extracts from the ..., Volume 1

John Taylor - 1839 - 274 pages
...but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be digested; that is, some books are to be read only...to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. — Lord Bacon. IX Laws...
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The Ladies' Companion, Volumes 11-12

1839 - 630 pages
...«wallowed, and some few to be digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts ; others to bo read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. Reading mnUeih a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man — Lord Bacon. 24 THE...
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The American Medical Intelligencer, Volume 3

Robley Dunglison - 1840
...read wilh equal care. Lord Bacon says, 'some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are...some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.1 No rule is deeper laid in common sense than this. Whoever has run over, with an attentive...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...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...talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some i You ask too much in order to obtain a moderate boon. The precept is exemplified in the following...
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