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All this while , by mine advice , the child shall use to speak no Latin : for , ' as
Cicero saith in like matter , with like ... in his Greek commentaries , sore
complaineth , that when he began to learn the Latin tongue , use of speaking
Latin at the ...
He also counselleth all scholars to beware of Paraphrasis , except it be from
worse to better ; from rude and barbarous , proper and pure Latin ; and yet no
man to exercise that neither , except such one as is already furnished with plenty
Therefore , in place of Latin for young scholars , and of Pa raphrasis for the
masters , I would have double translation specially used . For in double
translating a perfect piece of Tully or Cęsar , neither the scholar in learning , nor
the master in ...
Therefore thou , that shootest at perfection in the Latin tongue , think not thyself
wiser than Tully was , in choice of the way that leadeth rightly to the same : think
not thy wit better than Tully's was , as though that may serve thee , that was not ...
This I write , not to reprehend Tully , whom above all others I like and love best ;
but to excuse Terence , because in his time , and a good while after , poetry was
never perfected in Latin , until by true Imitation of the Grecians it was at length ...
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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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