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Therefore as concerning music , I can be content to grant you your mind ; but as
for shooting , surely I suppose that you cannot persuade me , by no means , that
a man can be earnest in it , and earnest at his book too ; but rather I think that a ...
Surely of that book I have not heard before ; and he came you to the sight of it ?
Tox . The book is rare truly ; but this last year , wh Master Cheke translated the
said book out of Greek in Latin , to the King's Majesty , Henry the Eighth , of nol ...
man might have bought with a small deal of money ; of which thing surely
shooting was the cause . From the same country of Scythia , the Goths , Huns ,
and Vandals came with the same weapon of artillery , as Paulus Diaconus doth
say , and ...
... which two surely , if they were to reckon again , I would not once name them ,
partly because they were naughty persons , and shooting so much the worse
because they loved it , as Domitian and Commodus , the Emperors ; partly
Now , sir , by my judgement , the artillery of England far exceedeth all other
realms : but yet one thing I doubt , and long have surely in that point doubted ,
when , or by whom , shooting was first brought into England ; and , for the same
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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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