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... and Jonathan his son with him , that was so good a shooter , as the Scripture
saith , that he never shot shaft in vain , and that the kingdom , after Saul's death ,
came unto David ; the first statute and law that ever David made after he was
... most perfect end ; as shooting straight and keeping of a length bring a man to
hit the mark , the chief end in shooting , which two things a man may attain unto ,
by diligent using and well - handling those instruments which belong unto them .
Every one of those considerations , Sir , move me of right to offer this my late
husband ( Mr. Ascham ) ' s work unto you . For well remembering how much all
good learning oweth unto you for defence thereof , as the University of
Cambridge , of ...
And how came you , madam , ” quoth I , “ to this deep knowledge of pleasure and
what did chiefly allure you unto it , seeing not many women , but very few men ,
have attained thereunto ? ” “ I will tell quoth she , " and tell you a truth , which ...
And the right steps to reach unto it be these , linked thus orderly together ,
Aptness of nature , love of learning , diligence in right order , constancy with
pleasant moderation , and always to learn of them that be best ; and so shall you
judge , as ...
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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
No preview available - 2020