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The works of lord Macaulay, complete, ed. by lady Trevelyan - Page 242
by Thomas Babington baron Macaulay - 1866
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A Treatise on Grammatical Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors ...

John Wilson - 1844 - 120 pages
...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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 34

1855
...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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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 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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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1846 - 758 pages
...them; for they teach not their own use : that is a wisdoir without them, and won by observation. Reac /d/ %$' 7. '{$ / -7/ to be swallowed, and some few to bt chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a irmly...
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Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages

Materials - 1846
...charge that makes the feast." — Isaac Walton. MX. Books. — Read not to contradict and confute, 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 in parts ; others...
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English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added ...

Richard Hiley - 1846 - 271 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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1847
...not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, de them ; I have liv'd to-day. * Johnson's ' Ufe of Cowley.' to be swallowed, and юте few to be chewed and digested : that is, some books are to be read only...
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The Wesleyan methodist association magazine, Volume 11

1848
...and to confute," says Bacon, " 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 to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Seires for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 426 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, 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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