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... more im . portant reason of dissension , than that some were born on the northern and some on the southern side of Trent . Any cause is sufficient for a quarrel ; and the zealots of the north and south lived long in vi THE LIFE OF.
To free himself from this censure was one of the reasons for which he published , in 1544 , his Toxophilus , or the School or Partitions of Shooting , in which he joins the praise with the precepts of archery .
“ They were very slow in loading , not only by reason of the unwieldiness of the pieces , and because they carried the powder and balls separate , but from the time it took to prepare and adjust the match ; so that their fire was not ...
Ascham had yet another reason , if not for writing his book , at least for dedicating it to King Henry . England was not then , what it may be now justly termed , the capital of literature , and therefore those who aspired to superior ...
“ He took great and not unsuccessful pains to restore himself to her good graces . ” Dr. Campbell , in Biog . Brit . — There is reason After having visited Cambridge , he took a journey into xvi THE LIFE OF.
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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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