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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... "
Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860 - Page 21
by Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 258 pages
...contemn studies , simple men admire them, and wise men use them : for they teach not their own use , but that is a wisdom without them , and above them...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...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...contemn studies , simple men admire them , aud wise men use them : for they teach not their own use , but that is a wisdom without them , and above them...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 only in...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 pages
...studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them : for they teach not their own use, but- fbat is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation....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...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them ; for they teach not their own use, which is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation....Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigji and consider. Some books are to...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...simpl e men admire them, and wise men use them : for they teach not what is their own use, but what is wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation....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, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them,...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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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...these again not only in his appetite and affection, but in his powers of wit and reason. LORD BACON. READ not to contradict and confute, nor to believe...and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others 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 Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815
...contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them ; for they teach not their own use ; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them...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, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1818 - 290 pages
...men contemn Studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them: for they teach not their own use, but that is a wisdom without them, and above them,...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 moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
...men contemn Studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them: for they teach not their own use, but that is a wisdom without them, and above them,...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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