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own sores , and common wrongs his way to revenge private displeasures ;
showing liberty to be lost , and religion to be defaced , in all Germany , lamenting
the long captivity of the two great Princes , and all the dispossessing of his father
And one common note , the most part of this brotherhood of discoursers
commonly carry with them where they be bold to speak : to like better Tully's
Offices than_Št . Paul's Epistles , and a tale in Bocace than a story of the Bible ;
and therefore ...
Plato would have common masters and stipends , for to teach youth to shoot ;
and , for the same purpose , he would have a broad field near every city , made
common for men to use shooting in . Which saying , the more reasonably it is
In these few lines I have wrapped up the most tedious part of grammar ; and also
the ground of almost all the rules that are so busily taught by the master , and so
hardly learned by the scholar , in all common schools , which , after this sort , the
Indeed books of common places be very necessary to induce a man into an
orderly general knowledge , how to refer orderly all that he readeth , ad certa
rerum capita , and not wander in study . And to that end did Pet . Lombardus , the
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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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