John Owen on Deep Reading

Reader,
If thou intendest to go any farther, I would entreat thee to stay here a little. If thou art, as many in this pretending age, a sign or title gazer, and comest into books as Cato into the theatre, to go out again, — thou hast had thy entertainment; farewell!

(from “To the Reader” in The Death of Death in the Death of Christ)

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