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S. " He that will write well in any tongue , must follow this counsel of Aristotle , To speak as the common people do , to think as wise men do . " TOXOPHILUS . LONDON : PRINTED FOR WHITE , COCHRANE ; ' AND 10. , HORACE'S HEAD , FLEET ...
His favourite amusement was * See also Ascham's own defence of the new pronunciation of the Greek tongue , in a letter to Hubert Languet ; “ of which , ” says Dr. Campbell , " it is hard to say , whether the critical knowledge contained ...
And herein Livy , of all other in any tongue , by mine opinion , carrieth away the praise . Sir Thomas More , in that pamphlet of Richard the Third , doth in most part , I believe , of all these points so content all men , as if the ...
... other tongue hath had , I cannot perceive , except only Xenophon , Cęsar , and Philip de Comines ; which two first worthy writers wrote their own acts so wisely , and so without all suspicion of partiality , as no man hitherto ...
And seeing that you so well understand the Italian tongue , and that if it were turned into English it would lose the whole grace thereof , I will recite it in the tongue that it was made in . Interlocutori PASQUILLO et ROMANO . Pasq .
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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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