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... or where the biographer has sanctioned imputations on the memory of Ascham , which appear not only to rest on insufficient authority , but to be at variance with the whole of his character , as exhibited in his life and writings .
In every art practice is much ; in arts manual , practice is almost the whole . Precept can at most but warn against error , it can never bestow excellence . * * “ Without all doubt , this little treatise may still be styled a master ...
It would be difficult , in the whole compass of English literature , to point out a more lively and forcible picture of the vice of gaming , and of the destructive consequences which an indulgence of it produces , than that which this ...
But even as a quartan in the beginning is a wandering disease in the body , unknown what it will turn unto , and yet at last it draweth to certain days and hours ; even so these griefs in the whole body of the Empire did first work ...
The whole story of winning Tunis ye may read when you list , being well written in Latin , by a Spaniard that was present at it . Tunis was earnestly required again by the Turk , and fair promised again by the Emperor ; but being indeed ...
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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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