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Much music marreth men's manners , ” saith Galen , a though some men will say
that it doth not so , but rather createth and ... And even so in a manner these instr
ments make a man's wits so soft and smooth , so tender ar queasy , that they be ...
These sciences , as they sharpen men's wits overmuch , so they change men's
manners over - sore , if they be not moderately mingled , and wisely applied to
some good use of life . Mark all mathematical heads , which be only and wholly
Ye be indeed makers or marrers of all men's manners within the realm . ... yet
God doth order , that all your laws , all your authority , all your commandments ,
do not half so much with mean men , as doth your example and manner of living .
If some yet do not well understand what is an Englishman Italianated , I will
plainly tell him : “ He that by living and travelling in Italy , bringeth home into
England out of Italy , the religion , the learning , the policy , the experience , the
manners of ...
Livy professeth to follow ; and if he would deny it , yet it is plain , that the best part
of the third Decade in Livy , is in a manner translated out of the third and rest of
Polybius : lastly , with Thucydides , to whose imitation Livy is curiously bent , as ...
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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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