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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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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 4

Robert Kemp Philp
...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." And George Withers : " For many books I caro...
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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - 1849 - 132 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 Gospel herald; or, Poor Christian's magazine, Volumes 17-18

1849
...We counsel our readers to buy and read this pamphlet, bearing in mind the aphorism of LOED BAcON, " Read not to contradict, nor to believe; but to weigh and consider." Mormonum Briefly Examined. T/se External Evidences of the Book of Mormon Examined. BY W. PALMES, 122...
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Works

Francis Bacon - 1850
...Essay, of Studie, is thus divided into sections or verses, and the rest are similarly segregated. "f s ; for the best swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only in parts,...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...not to contradict and confute, 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 illustrated London reading book

1851 - 264 pages
...not to contradict and confute, 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 essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with notes by A. Spiers

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1851
...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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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1852 - 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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1852 - 558 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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Critical and Historical Essays: Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1853
...wrote thus : " Crafty men contemn studies ; simple men admire them ; and wise men use them ; for they teach not their own use : that is a wisdom without them, and won by observation. Bead not to contradict, nor to believe, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others...
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