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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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1.  I’ll walk a turn, and digest what I have read.
2.  You’ll grow devilish fat upon this paper diet.
        Congreve.—Love for Love, Act I. Scene 1.
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Read, read, sirrah, and refine your appetite; learn to live upon instruction; feast your mind, and mortify your flesh: Read, and take your nourishment in at your eyes, shut up your mouth, and chew the cud of understanding.
        Congreve.—Love for Love, Act I. Scene 1.
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Shall a rascal, because he has read books, talk pertly to me?
        Colley Cibber.—The Double Gallant, Act I. Scene 1.
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Read Homer once, and you can read no more,
For all books else appear so mean, so poor,
Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read,
And Homer will be all the books you need.
        Buckingham.—Essay on Poetry.
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