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And surely , if I knew that I were apt , and that you would teach me how to shoot , I
would become an archer ; and the rather ... Knowledge doth increase all manner
of aptness both less and more . saith Cicero , " is far above all teaching .
Learning to shoot is little regarded in England , for this consideration , because
men be so apt by nature , they have a great ready forwardness and will to use it ,
although no man teach them , although no man bid them ; and so of their own ...
tom of teaching youth to shoot ( saith he ) after it was omitted and little heed taken
of , brought the whole empire of Rome to ... Plato would have common masters
and stipends , for to teach youth to shoot ; and , for the same purpose , he would ...
... as all philosophers do agree in opinion : therefore seeing that which is best
done in any matters , is always most comely done , as both Plato and Cicero in
many places do prove , daily experience doth teach in other things , I pray you ,
as I ...
And therefore we do not contemn rules , but we gladly teach rules ; and teach
them more plainly , sensibly , and orderly , than they be commonly taught in
common schools . For when the master shall compare Tully's book with the
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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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