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No , not so , but some time to hold a shaft at the head ; which , if they be but few
archers , doth more good with the fear of it , than it should do if it were shot with
the stroke of it . Phi . That is a wonder to me , that the fear of a displeasure should
This thing , Philologus , shall discourage no man that is wise . For I will prove that
wisdom may work the same thing in a man , that nature doth in a child . A child by
three things is brought to excellency . By aptness , desire , and fear : aptness ...
brought me , " saith Mr. Secretary , “ this morning , that divers scholars of Eton be
run away from the school for fear of beating . ” Whereupon , Mr. Secretary took
occasion to wish , that some more discretion were in many schoolmasters , in ...
For in very deed , fond schoolmasters , by fear , do beat into them the hatred for
learning ; and wise riders , by gentle allurements , do breed up in them the love of
riding . They find fear and bondage in schools , they feel liberty and freedom in ...
Therefore , if wise men will needs send their sons into Italy , let them do it wisely ,
under the keep and guard of him who , by his wisdom and honesty , by his
example and authority , may be able to keep them safe and sound in the fear 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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