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CATHCART'S LITERARY READER.

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. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others. Reading maketh a full man; conference, a ready man ; and writing, an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit ; and if he reads little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise ; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle ; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

BACON'S ESSAYS.

The American Educational Series.

THE

LITERARY READER:

TYPICAL SELECTIONS FROM SOME OF THE BEST

BRITISH AND AMERICAN AUTHORS,

FROM SHAKESPEARE TO THE PRESENT TIME,

Chronologically Arranged ;

WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SKETCHES,

AND NUMEROUS NOTES,

ETC., ETC.

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NEW YORK AND CHICAGO :
IVISON, BLAKEMAN, TAYLOR, AND COMPANY.

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