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... be very glad yet to do , if I might surely know your Grace's pleasure therein , )
had been more easier and fit for my trade ... supposing it no point of honesty , that
my commodity should stop and hinder any part either of the pleasure or profit of ...
But now if you can show but half so much profit in war of shooting , as you have
proved pleasure in peace , then will I surely judge that there be few things that
have so manifold commodities and uses joined unto them as it hath . Tox .
The truth is , that fashion much used would do much good , but this is to be feared
, lest that way could not provoke men to use much shooting , because there
should be little pleasure in it . And that in shooting is best , that provoketh a man
Smiling , she answered me ; I wist , all their sport in the park is but a shadow to
that pleasure that I find in Plato . Alas ! good folk , they never felt what true
pleasure meant . ” “ And how came you , madam , ” quoth I , “ to this deep
knowledge of ...
Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth Roger Ascham. pains about learning , but
employed small labour in learning ; when by this way prescribed in this book ,
being straight , plain , and easy , the scholar is always labouring with pleasure ,
and ever ...
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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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