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Graunt either avoided the labour of minute inquiry , or thought domestic occurrences unworthy of his notice ; or preferring the character of an orator to that of an historian , selected only such particulars as he could best express ...
He thought a language might be most easily learned by teaching it ; and when he had obtained some proficiency in Greek , read lectures , while he was yet a boy , to other boys who were desirous of instruction .
the zealots of the north and south lived long in such animosity , that it was thought necessary at Oxford to keep them quiet by choosing one proctor every year from each . He seems to have been hitherto supported by the bounty of ...
However great was his learning , he was not always immured in his chamber ; but being valetudinary , and weak of body , thought it necessary to spend many hours in such exercises as might best relieve him after the fatigue of ...
England was not then , what it may be now justly termed , the capital of literature , and therefore those who aspired to superior degrees of excellence thought it necessary to travel into other countries . The purse of Ascham was not ...
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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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