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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 maketh quick a man's mind ; yet ,
methinks , ? reason it doth as honey doth to man's stomach , which at fir receiveth
... of shooting than poets , I fear if your companions which love shooting heard
you , they would think you made it but a trifling and fabling matter , rather than
any other man that loveth not shooting could be persuaded by this reason to love
When the string beginneth never so little to wear , trust it not , but away with it ; for
it is an ill - saved halfpenny , that costs a man a crown . Thus you see how many
jeopardies hangeth over the silly poor bow , by reason only of the string .
And I suppose the same reason would discourage many other more , if they
heard you talk after this sort . Tox . This thing , Philologus , shall discourage no
man that is wise . For I will prove that wisdom may work the same thing in a man ,
+ What is here assigned , could never be the true reason of Mr. Watson's refusing
to publish his tragedy , so accurately composed , as to be put in competition with
Buchanan's Jephthe . For why did he not correct what he judged amiss ? a ...
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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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