And therefore it is notable that Dion in Plato writeth to Dionysius the tyrant , how Euripides in every tragedy bringeth for some great vice one or other ...
... if he use not such an apt kind of partition as the matter will best afford , “ Which thing ( Plato saith ) who cannot do , knoweth not how to write .
Cicero , in following Isocrates , Plato , and Demosthenes , increased the Latin tongue after another sort . This way , because divers men that write do not ...
... which place , whether it were for the passing eloquence of Plato and the Greek tongue , or for the high and godly description of the * So seriously .
I remember the place very well , and it is wonderfully said of Plato ; and I now see it was no marvel though your feet failed you , seeing your mind few so ...
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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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