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But that you may know that I have not been altogether idle in this my absence ,
and that I will not come home as one that can say nothing of that he hath seen
and heard abroad ; I will homely and rudely ( yet not altogether disorderly ) part ...
uprightly in writing the histories of others : the third , having in a manner the like
opportunity , hath not deserved like commendations , at least as I suppose .
England hath matter , and England hath men furnished with all abilities to write ;
He hath so fully banished Papistry , and so surely established the doctrine of the
Gospel in Prussia , as no where hitherto in Germany is more diligently done ; he
loveth learning and honoureth learned men ; anno 1544 he founded a new ...
And , amongst all other ill - packed up matters , he thrusts up in a heap together
all the good shooters that ever hath been in the world , as he saith himself ; and
yet I trow , Philologus , that all the examples which I now , by chance , have ...
And thus , by Socrates ' judgement , a good father , and a wise schoolmaster ,
should choose a child to make a scholar of , that hath by nature the foresaid
perfect qualities , and comely furniture both of mind and body ; hath memory
quick to ...
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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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