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taught in England . The doctrines of Luther had already filled all the nations of the Romish communion with controversy and dissension . New studies of literature , and new tenets of religion , found employment for all who were desirous ...
... something of it may be found in Strype's Life of Smith , and something in Baker's Reflections upon Learning : * it is sufficient to remark here , that Cheke's pronunciation was that which now prevails in the schools of England .
England was not then , what it may be now justly termed , the capital of literature , and therefore those who aspired to superior degrees of excellence thought it necessary to travel into other countries . The purse of Ascham was not ...
A pension of ten pounds granted by a king of England to a man of letters , appears to modern readers so contemptible a benefaction , that it is not unworthy of inquiry what might be its value at that time , and how much Ascham might be ...
... to his friends in England , and particularly to those of his college , whom he continually exhorted to perseverance in study . Amidst all the pleasures of novelty , which his travels supplied , and to believe , from the expressions ...
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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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