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These make a great account of themselves , and will be commonly foremost in
any praise , and lustily without blushing shoulder back , others : ' these will needs
seem to see further in any secret affair than the best and wisest counsellor a ...
This perverse judgement of men hindereth nothing so much as learning ,
because commonly those that be unfittest for learning , be chiefly set to learning .
As if a man now - adays have two sons , the one impotent , weak , sickly , lisping
For , if one by quickness of wit take his lesson readily , another by hardness of wit
taketh it not so speedily ; the first is always commende ed , the other is commonly
punished : when a wise schoolmaster should rather discreetly consider the ...
This evil is not common to poor men , as God will have it , but proper to rich and
great men's children , as they deserve it . Indeed from seven to seventeen , young
gentlemen commonly be carefully enough brought up ; « but from seventeen to ...
But young gentlemen are fain commonly to do in the court , as young archers do
in the field ; that is , take such marks as be nigh them , although they be never so
foul to shoot at : I mean , they be driven to keep company with the worst ; and ...
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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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