... Cambridge at a time when the last great revolution of the intellectual world was filling every academical mind with ardour or anxiety .
... treated them with great kindness , and to have taken care at once to instill learning and piety , to enlighten their minds and to form their manners .
... from the mind , how little intelligence can conduce to dexterity . In every art practice is much ; in arts manual , practice is almost the whole .
In the latter part of his life he found it necessary to forbear any intense application of the mind from dinner to bed - time , and rose to read and write ...
... not only for the outward shape of the body , but also for the inward disposition of the mind , as Thucydides doth in many places very trimly , and Homer ...
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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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