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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... "
From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters - Page 230
de Henry Augustin Beers - 1890 - 302 pages
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - 1801 - 272 pages
...ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR. i33 much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemn studies , simple men admire them, and wise men use...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 - 418 pages
...except they be bounded in by experience; Crafty men contemn studies , simple men admire them , aud wise men use them : for they teach not their own use...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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1805 - 376 pages
...give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemne studies; simple men admire them ; and wise men use them : for they teach not their owne use ; but that is a wisdome without them, and above them, won by observation. Reade not to contradict,...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1805 - 370 pages
...give forth directions too much at Jarge, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemne studies; simple men admire them; and wise men use them: for they teach not their owne use ; but that is a wisdome without them, and above them, won by observation. Reade not to contradict,...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 434 pages
...'give forth directions tooimuch at large, except fhey be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemn 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,...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - 1809 - 288 pages
...themselves give directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men 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,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1811 - 428 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 - 1812 - 348 pages
...give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use...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 - 322 pages
...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 - 310 pages
...give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use...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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