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By this matter I mean the shooting in the long bow , for Englishmen ; which thing ,
with all my heart I do wish , and if I were of * authority , I would counsel all the
gentlemen and yeomen of England , not to change it with any other thing , how ...
... scribŠ velociter scribentis . This king was also nighest in authority , and
highest in favour with God , King of all kings : for what king , or man else , heard
ever so friendly a word from God's own mouth , Inveni virum secundum cor meum
For though God hath placed you to be chief in making of laws , to bear greatest
authority , to command all others yet God doth order , that all your laws , all your
authority , all your commandments , do not half so much with mean men , as doth
His request , both for his authority and good will toward ' me , was a sufficient
commandment unto me , to satisfy his pleasure with uttering plainly my opinion in
that matter . “ Sir , " quoth I , “ ╬ take going thÝther , and living there , for a young ...
It is pity , that those which have authority and charge to allow and disallow books
to be printed , be no more circumspect herein than they are . ” Ten sermons at
Paul's Cross do not so much good for moving men to true doctrine , as one of
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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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