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Thus pastimes for the mind only be nothing fit for students , because the body ,
which is most hurt by study , should take no profit at all thereat . This knew
Erasmus very well , when he was here in Cambridge ; which , when he had been
sore at ...
... which may come two ways , either in having a faint heart or courage , or else in
suffering yourself overmuch to be led with affection : if a man's mind fail him , the
body , which is ruled by the mind , can never do his duty ; if lack of courage were
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 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 ...
Where will is carried from goodness to vanity , the mind is soon drawn from truth
to false opinion . And so , the readiest way to entangle the mind with false
doctrine , is first to entice the will to wanton living . Therefore , when the busy and
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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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