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And I suppose the same reason would discourage many other more , if they
heard you talk after this sort . Tox . This thing , Philologus , shall discourage no
man that is wise . For I will prove that wisdom may work the same thing in a man ,
But as for the five last , love , labour , gladness to learn of others , boldness to ask
doubts , and will to win praise , be won and maintained by the only wisdom and
discretion of the schoolmaster . Which five points , whether a schoolmaster shall ...
But nobility governed by learning and wisdom , is indeed most like a fair ship ,
having tide and wind at will , under the rule of a skilful master : when contrariwise
, a ship carried , yea , with the highest tide and greatest wind , lacking a skilful ...
... over much wit ) , do not utterly dispraise learning , but they say , that without
learning common experience , knowledge of all fashions , and haunting all
companies , shall work in youth both wisdom and ability to execute any weighty
Italy now , is not that Italy that it was wont to be ; and therefore now not so fit a
place as some do count it , for young men to fetch either wisdom or honesty from
thence . For surely they will make others but bad scholars , that be so ill masters
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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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