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Excerpt from The British Essayists, Vol. 36: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical
They think they have done wonders, if, by simply colouring their thoughts with other men's wit, they can shorten the fatigues of study, or just penetrate the rind of knowledge, unable to pierce into the core.
I have given my readers a chapter on the false refinements of the present age; I shall now present them with my thoughts on the false learning by which it is disgraced.
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