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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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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1858 - 744 pages
...them; foi they teach not their own use : that is a wisdorr without them, and won by observation. Reac / to be swallowed, and some few to bt chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready...
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The class book, for the use of schools

John Guy (schoolmaster.) - 1858
...ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. Read not to contradict and refute, 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 part; others...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1859 - 744 pages
...believe, but to weift and consider. Some books are to be lasted others to be swallowed, and some few to bt chewed and digested. Reading maketh a full man, conference...man, and writing an exact man. And therefore if a man wriie litlle, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, have a present wit ; and if lie...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...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 graduated series of reading-lesson books, Book 4

Graduated series - 1859
...not to contradict or 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, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1897
...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...swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Reading maketli a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore if a man write...
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Advanced Reading Book: Literary and Scientific

Advanced reading book - 1860 - 432 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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Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic, Volume 4

Sir William Hamilton - 1860
...to contradict xxxvand 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 are to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested ; that is, some books are to be read only...
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The Prose and Prose Writers of Britain from Chaucer to Ruskin: With ...

Robert Demaus - 1860 - 552 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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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1861
...thus. " Crafty men eontemn studies ; simple men admire them ; and wise men use them ; for they teaeh not their own use : that is a wisdom without them, and won by observation . Read not to eontradiet, nor to belie ve, but to weigh and eonsider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,...
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