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Aptness is the gift of nature , knowledge is gotten by the help of other ; use lieth in
our own diligence and labour ; so that ... through nature and labour ; knowledge
not ours , but coming by other ; and therefore most diligently of all men to be ...
... in marking diligently , and writing orderly out his six points ; and for translating ,
use you yourself , every second or third ... to translate into Latin again , allowing
him good space and time , to do it both with diligent heed and good advisement .
... comeliness of figures , and forms fit for every matter , and proper for every
tongue , but that which is greater also , in marking daily and following diligently
thus the steps of the best authors , like invention of arguments , like order in
And when these places had been gathered together by this way of diligence ,
then to have conferred them together by this order of teaching , as diligently to
mark what is kept and used in either author , in words , in sentences , in matter ;
Likewise , if a good student would bend himself to read diligently over Tully , and
with him also at the same time as diligently Plato and Xenophon , with his books
of philosophy , Isocrates , and Demosthenes with his Orations , and Aristotle with
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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
No preview available - 2020