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... would have me very oft his chamber , and , for the familiarity that I had with hi
more than many other , would suffer me to read of it , wh I would ; the which thing
to do surely I was very desira and glad , because of the excellent handling of all ...
But to shoot wide and far of the mark is a thing possible . Tox . No man will deny
that . Phi . But yet to hit the mark always were an excellent Tor . Excellent , surely .
every shot ? thing . Phi . Then I am sure those be wiser men ROGER ASCHAM .
Even as I know this is true which you say , even so , Toxophilus , you have quite
discouraged me , and drawn my mind clean from shooting ; seeing , by this
reason , no man that hath not used it in his youth can be excellent in it . And I
... negotiis curisque vacui , tum avemus aliquid videre , audire , addiscere ;
cognitionemque rerum aut occultarum , aut admirabilium , ad beatè vivendum
necessariam ducimus . ” The conference of these two places , containing so
excellent a ...
Among the rest , no man doth lament him more than I ; not only for the excellent
learning that I see in him , but also because there hath passed privately betwixt
him and me , sure tokens of much good will and friendly opinion , the one toward
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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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