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... because Ascham was known to favour the new opinions ; and the master himself was accused of giving an unjust preference to the northern men , one of the factions into which this nation was divided , before we could find any more im ...
to defend very publicly , or with much vehemence : nor were they long his antagonists ; for either his affection for their merit , or his conviction of the cogency of their arguments , soon changed his opinion and his practice , and he ...
archery , in which he spent , or , in the opinion of others , lost so much time , that those whom either his faults or virtues made his enemies , and perhaps some whose kindness wished him always worthily employed , did not scruple to ...
... wants which he could supply and the wants from which he was exempt , may be estimated , in my opinion , at more than one hundred pounds a - year ; which , added to the income of his fellowship , put him far enough above distress .
He was certainly , according to his own opinion , not much in danger ; for in the next year he resigned his fellowship , which by Gardiner's favour had continued to hold , though not resident ; and married Margaret Howe , a young ...
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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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