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In these few lines I have wrapped up the most tedious part of grammar ; and also
the ground of almost all the rules that are so busily taught by the master , and so
hardly learned by the scholar , in all common schools , which , after this sort , the
hard for the scholar , cold and uncomfortable for them both . Let your scholar be
never afraid to ask you any doubt , but use discreetly the best allurements you
can to encourage him to the same ; lest his overmuch fearing of you drive him to ...
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 going right on forward with profit . Always ...
And for speedy attaining , I durst venture a good wager , if a scholar , in whom is
aptness , love , diligence , and constancy , would but translate after this sort , one
little book in Tully , ( as de Senectute , with two epistles , the first ad Q. Fratrem ...
Paraphrasis nevertheless hath good place in learning , but not , by mine opinion ,
for any scholar ; but it is only to be left to a perfect master , either to expound
openly a good author withal , or to compare privately for his own exercise , how ...
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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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