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Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth Roger Ascham. NYPL RESEARCH LIBRARIES 3 3433 07608019 5 ENGLISH WORKS OF ROGER ASCHAM , PRECEPTOR TO QUEEN ELIZABETH. Front Cover.
ENGLISH WORKS OF ROGER ASCHAM , PRECEPTOR TO QUEEN ELIZABETH . A NEW EDITION . S. " He that will write well in any tongue , must follow this counsel of Aristotle , To speak as the common people do , to think as wise men do .
He very early discovered an unusual fondness for literature by an eager perusal of English books ; and having passed happily through the scholastic rudiments , was put , in 1530 , by his patron Wingfield , to St. John's college in ...
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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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