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Some shooters take in hand stronger bows , than they be able to * maintain . This
thing maketh them some time to overshoot the mark , some time to shoot far wide
, and perchance hurt some that look on . Other that never learned to shoot , nor ...
A bow is not well made which hath not wood plenty in the hand . For if the ends of
the bow be stiffish , or a man's hand any thing hot , the belly must needs soon fret
. Remedy for frets to any purpose I never heard tell of any , but only to make ...
For those that be little breasted and big toward the head , called , by their
likeness , taper fashion , resh grown , and of some merry fellows bobtails , be fit
for them which shoot under hand , because they shoot with a soft loose , and
stresses not ...
sides that , if the shaft end be high , and the bow - hand low , or contrary , both the
bow is in jeopardy of breaking , and the shaft , if it be little , will start ; if it be great ,
it will hobble . Knock the cock feather upward always , as I told you when I ...
corners . divers ways ; yet they all lead a man's hand to shoot straight , if nothing
else stop . So that comeliness is the only judge of best looking at the mark . Some
men wonder why , in casting a man's eye at the mark , the hand should go ...
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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