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But my purpose was hereby plainly to utter , what injury is offered to all learning ,
and to the commonwealth also , first by the fond father in choosing , but chiefly by
the lewd schoolmaster in beating , and driving away the best natures from ...
ΕΥΦΥΗΣ , , Is he , that is apt by goodness of wit , and appliable by readiness of
will , to learning , having all other qualities of the mind and parts of the body , that
must another day serve learning ; not troubled , mangled and halved , but sound
And yet I will not let openly to lament the unfortunate case of learning herein . For
if a father have four sons , three fair and well formed both mind and body , the
fourth wretched , lame , and deformed ; his choice shall be to put the worst to ...
attain to much learning . And therefore Isocrates , * one of the noblest
schoolmasters that is in memory of learning , who taught kings and princes , as
Halicarnassæus writeth ; and out of whose school , as Tully saith , came forth +
more noble ...
rather for fatherly correction , than masterly beating ; rather for manners , than for
learning ; for other places , than for schools . For God forbid , but all evil touches ,
wantonness , lying , picking , sloth , will , stubbornness , and disobedience ...
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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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