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saith the king to Bias . “ None other news but these , " saith Bias : “ that the isles of
Greece have prepared a wonderful company of horsemen to over - run Lydia
withal . ” “ There is nothing under heaven , saith the King , “ that I would so soon ...
... for the which point shooting is highly praised of Galen : where he saith , that
mean crafts be first found out by men or beasts , as weaving by a spider , and
such other ; but high and commendable sciences by Gods , as shooting and
music by ...
Pallas , when she had invented a pipe , cast it away ; not much , saith Aristotle ,
because it deformed her face , 1 much rather because such an instrument
belonged nothing learning . How such instruments agree with learning , t goodly
And , amongst all other ill - packed up matters , he thrusts up in a heap together
all the good shooters that ever hath been in the world , as he saith himself ; and
yet I trow , Philologus , that all the examples which I now , by chance , have ...
Horn bows are used in some places now , and were used also in Homer's days ;
for Pandarus's bow , the best shooter among all the Trojans , was made of two
goat horns joined together ; the length whereof , saith Homer , was sixteen hand
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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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