... of the Schoolmaster , Cecil appears to have patronized him while living , and to have been a principal benefactor to his family after his death .
Just reprehension of all vices , as folly , unjust dealing , cowardice , and vicious living , must be freely and frankly used , yet so with that moderate ...
... begun of me before , yet not ended then , for other studies more meet for that trade of living , which God and my friends had set me unto .
... ( as I have heard say ) were made the most part in abbeys and monasteries , -a very likely and fit fruit of such an idle and blind kind of living .
And thus I pray God that all fletchers , getting their living truly , and all archers using shooting honestly , and all manner of men that favour artillery ...
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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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