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To teach or to learn was at once the business and the pleasure of the academical life ; and an emulation of study was raised by Cheke and Smith , to which even the present age perhaps owes many advantages , without remembering or ...
He designed not only to teach the art of shooting , but to give an example of diction more natural and more truly English than was used by the common writers of that age , whom he censures for mingling exotic terms with their native ...
He was , probably about this time , employed in teaching many illustrious persons to write a fine hand , and among others Henry and Charles , dukes of Suffolk , the prins cess Elizabeth , and prince Edward . Henry VIII . died two years ...
Over - many experiences do teach us , though a Prince be wise , stout , liberal , gentle , merciful , and excellently learned ; though he deserve all the praise that virtue , nature , and fortune can afford him , yea , that wit itself ...
Yet , as I said before , no honest fletcher will be angry with me , seeing I do not teach how to make a shaft , which belongeth only to a good fetcher , but to know and handle a shaft , which belongeth to an archer .
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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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