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But to let pass all poets , what can be sorer said against any thing than the
judgement of Cyrus is against shooting , which doth cause his Persians , being
the best shooters , to lay away their bows and take them to swords and bucklers ,
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 ...
TRANSLATIO LINGUARUM . Translation is easy in the beginning for the scholar ,
and bringeth also much learning and great judgement to the master . It is most
common and most commendable of all other exercises for youth : most common ...
For as the worthy poets in Athens and Rome were more careful to satisfy the
judgement of one learned , than rash in pleasing the humour of a rude multitude ;
even so , if men in England now had the like reverend regard to learning , skill ,
A good student must be therefore careful and diligent to read with judgement
over even those authors which did write in the most perfect time . And let him not
be afraid to try them , both in propriety of words and form of style , by the
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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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