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" Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested... "
The works of lord Macaulay, complete, ed. by lady Trevelyan - Page 242
by Thomas Babington baron Macaulay - 1866
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1829 - 360 pages
...not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in...
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The Christian Ministry, with an Inquiry Into the Causes of Its Inefficiency ...

Rev. Charles BRIDGES - 1830 - 626 pages
...not to contradict and refute, nor to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse ; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some books are to be read only in...
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The Christian's Penny Magazine, Issues 1-82

1832
...not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some hooks are to be read only in...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 pages
...not to contradict and confute, nor to believe arid take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1834 - 341 pages
...contradict and confute; nor to believe or take for granted'; nor to find matter merely for conversation'; but to weigh and consider'. Some books are to be tasted'; others', to be swallowed'; and some few', to be chewed and digested'; that is', some books are to be only glanced...
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The Family Magazine, Or, General Abstract of Useful Knowledge, Volume 2

1835
...not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, or to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in...
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Time and temper: a manual of selections from holy Scripture and extr. from ...

Time - 1835
...not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 4

1838
...'Crafty men contemn studies ; simple men admire them : and wise men »it them ; for they teach not theii own use : that is a wisdom without them, and won by...observation. Read not to contradict, nor to believe, but to neigh and conrder. Som« books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, mi iomt/eir to bt chewed and...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 4

1838
...wrote thus: — 'Crafty men contemn studies ; simple men admire them : and wise men o?e them ; for they teach not their own use : that is a •wisdom without them, and won by observation. Read njt to contradict, nor to believe, but to weigh and consider. Sinne books art to be lasted, others...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1838 - 832 pages
...Essay, of Studie, is thus divided into sections or verses, and the rest are similarly segregated. " If f it is, " If Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is,...
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