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" 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 parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. "
Literary and professional works - Page 253
by Francis Bacon - 1864
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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon, Peter Shaw - 1733
...tho curforily •, and fome few to be read and ftudied, with Diligence and Attention. Some Books alfo may be read by Deputy ; and Extracts made of them by others : but this fhould be done only in the lefs important Subjects, and the meaner fort of Books : Otherwife,...
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Essays: On the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 2

James Beattie - Classical education - 1776 - 555 pages
...and fome few to be " chewed and digefted ?" — that is, as the Noble author explains it, " That fome are to " be read only in parts ; others to be read, " but not curioufly ; and fome few to be *' read wholly with diligence and attention ?" — a rule, which, if...
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Essays: On Poetry and Music, as They Affect the Mind; on Laughter, and ...

James Beattie - Classical education - 1779 - 515 pages
...** and fome few to be chewed and digefted ?" that is, as the Noble author explains it, " That fome " are to be read only in parts ; others to be read, " but not curioufly ; and fome few to be read " wholly with diligence and attention ?" — a rule, which, if...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...books are to be tafted, others to be fwallowed, and fome few to be chewed and digefted ; that is, fome books are to be read only in parts ; others to be read but not curioufly ; and fome few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books alfo may be...
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Elements of Moral Science, Volume 1

James Beattie - Ethics - 1790 - 688 pages
...Greek, Latin, and iV that deferve to be ftudied in this manner. For, as Bacon well obferve$, " fome books are to be read only " in parts ; others to be read, but not cu** rioufly | and fome few to be read whol" ly, with diligence and attention." There is much good...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 258 pages
...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 parts ; others io be read , but not curiously ; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention....
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1803
...confider. Some Books are to be tailed, others to be fwallowed, and Come few to be digefted ; that is, fome Books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curioufly ; and fome few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. Reading maketh a lull...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...but to weigh and consider^,, Some books are to be tasted , others to be swallowed, and some few tobe chewed and digested? that is , some books are to be...read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that should be only in the less important arguments , and the meaner sorts of books ; else distilled...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some bookes are to be read only in parts ; others to be read but...read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some bookes also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others : but that would be, onely in...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some bookes are to be read only in parts ; others to be read but...read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some bookes also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others : but that would be, onely in...
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