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And Cæsar , for whom the same verse was turned into Latin , did not only turn
upside - down the goodliest commonwealth that ever God suffered to stand upon
the earth ; but also tossed the whole world with battle and slaughter , even almost
For first and foremost , the whole time is divided into two parts , the day and the
night ; whereof the night may be both occupied in many honest businesses , and
also spent in much unthriftiness , but in no wise it can be applied to shooting .
The people of Scythia , of all other men , loved and used most shooting ; the
whole riches and household stuff of a man in Scythia was a yoke of oxen , a
plough , his nag and his dog , his bow and his'quiver ; which quiver was covered
with the ...
Yea , St. John's did then so flourish , as Trinity college , that princely house now ,
at the first erection was but colonia deducta out of St. John's , not only for their
master , fellows , and scholars , but also ( which is more ) for their whole both
The whole sentence is this : “ Itaque non sine causa majores nostri ex urbe in
agris redigebant suos cives , quod et in pace à rusticis Romanis alebantur , et in
bello ab his tuebantur . ” + Quintilian's character and judgement of this learned ...
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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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