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None other news but these , " saith Bias : “ that the isles of Greece have prepared
a wonderful company of horsemen to over - run Lydia withal . ” “ There is nothing
under heaven , saith the King , “ that I would so soon wish , as that they durst be ...
I wished before , to have love of learning bred up in children : I wish as much now
, to have young men brought up in good order of living , and in some more severe
discipline , than commonly they be . We have lack in England of such good ...
Erasmus , the ornament of learning in our time , doth wish that some man of
learning and diligence would take the like pains in Demosthenes and Tully , that
Macrobius hath done in Homer and Virgil : that is , to write out and join together ...
It is my wish indeed , and that by good reason ; for whosoever will write well of
any matter , must labour to express that that is perfect ; and not to stay and
content himself with the mean : yea , further , though it be not impossible , yet it is
There is a chart , purposely for Mirandula , yet so containing the confines about it
, that ye may see the whole of Lombardy from Piedmont to Venice , easy as a
man would wish . Rome is stamped so likewise with the best part of Tuscany
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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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