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Aptness , knowledge , and use , even as you say , make all things perfect .
Aptness is the first and chiefest thing , with . out which the other two do no good at
all . Knowledge doth increase all manner of aptness both less and more . saith
And therefore , Toxophilus , you must needs grant me , that either Englishmen do
ill in not joining knowledge of shooting to use , or else there is no knowledge or
cunning which can be gathered of shooting , Tox . Learning to shoot is little ...
But , to conclude of this matter , in shooting , as in all other things , aptness is the
first and chief thing ; which if it be away , neither cunning nor use doth any good
at all ; as ahe Scots and Frenchmen , with knowledge and use of shooting , shall
Every craft and science standeth in two things : in knowing of his craft , and
working of his craft ; for perfect knowledge bringeth a man to perfect working : this
know painters , carvers , tailors , shoemakers , and all other craftsmen , to be true
... our unthankfulness in doctrine and sinful life , to lose again light , candle ,
candlestick , and all . God keep in us his fear ; God graft in us the true knowledge
of his word , with a forward will to follow it , and so to bring forth the sweet fruits 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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