Results 1-5 of 5
50 singular good master , Sir William Paget , Knight , most worthy Secretary to
your Highness , and most open and ready succour to all poor honest learned
men's suits , I most humbly beseech your Grace to take in good worth this little
And here I would desire all gentlemen and yeomen to use this pastime in such a
mean , that the outrageousness of great gaming should not hurt the honesty of
shooting , which , of his own nature , is always joined with honesty ; ġet for men's
always desireth to be best ( which is a word of honesty ) , and that by the same
way that virtue itself doth , coveting to ... Moreover , that shooting of all other is the
most honest pastime , and that least occasion to naughtiness is joined with it , two
loseth thereby ; for first , he loseth his goods , he loseth his time , he loseth
quickness of wit , and all good lust to other things ; he loseth honest company , he
loseth his good name and estimation , and at last , if he leave it not , loseth God
Nor let no man say , if they be honestly used they do no harm . For how can that
pastime which neither exerciseth the body with any honest labour , nor yet the
mind with any honest thinking , have any honesty joined with it ? Nor let no man ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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.
Other editions - View all
The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
No preview available - 2020