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Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth Roger Ascham. the bushel for the current price ,
ten pounds were equivalent to fifty . But here is danger of a fallacy . It may be
doubted , whether wheat was the general bread - corn of that age ; and if rye ,
forborne ; and of many why should not Ascham happen to be one ? He seems to
have been calm and prudent , and content with that peace which he was suffered
to enjoy ; a mode of behaviour that seldom fails to produce security . He had ...
might still suspect of serving rather for interest than affection . Graunt exerts his
rhetorical powers in praise of Ascham's disinterestedness and contempt of
money ; and declares , that though he was often reproached by his friends with
that poverty which in our days drives authors so hastily in such numbers to the
press , in the time of Ascham , I believe , debarred them from it . The printers gave
little for a copy , and , if we may believe the tale of Raleigh's history , were not ...
Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth Roger Ascham. Against the witty gift of shooting in
a bow , Fond and lewd words thou lewdly dost out throw , Which if thou wilt hear
of me a word or twain Quickly thou mayst learn how fondly thou dost blame .
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essential reading, from an observer in 'flat English' language at a time when world affairs centered in and around Vienna and were essentially continental.
Quoted as first liner in a fascinating book on Anglo-French Entente under le Grand Toy, Louis XIV and the Merry Monarch, Charles II.
Full of candor, at a time when the political discourse was still amenable to compromise and chivalry, gallantry, so Ascham's remarks letters oin the Habsburg Empire, hence to Metternich and his pickup by Henry Kissinger - show the long ptrocxessof diplomacy that is not necessarily mad policy.
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
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