The Epistles of Erasmus from His Earliest Letters to His Fifty-first Year Arranged in Order of Time: English Translations from the Early Correspondence with a Commentary Confirming the Chronological Arrangement and Supplying Further Biographical Matter, Volume 1
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Page 26 - Rhenanus continues in the same strain when he remarks that "among the Brothers of the Common Life was John Sintheim, a man of good learning for that time, as is shown by the Grammatical Commentaries which he published, and who attained a great name in the schools of Germany. This class of long-cloaked cenobites are employed in the work of education; and Sintheim was so delighted with the progress of Erasmus that on one occasion he embraced the boy, exclaiming, 'Well done, Erasmus, the day will come...
Page 224 - Italy. When I hear my Colet, I seem to be listening to Plato himself. In Grocyn who does not marvel at such a perfect round of learning ? What can be more acute, profound, and delicate than the judgment of Linacre ? What has Nature ever created more gentle, more sweet, more happy than the genius of Thomas More ? I need not go through the list.
Page 4 - Now for my life, it is a miracle of thirty years, which to relate, were not a history, but a piece of poetry, and would sound to common ears like a fable. For the world, I count it not an inn, but an hospital; and a place not to live, but to die in. The world that I regard is myself; it is the microcosm of my own frame that I cast mine eye on; for the other, I use it but like my globe, and turn it round sometimes for my recreation.
Page 224 - Believe me, my Robert, when I answer that I never liked anything so much before. I find the climate both pleasant and wholesome; and I have met with so much kindness, and so much learning, not hackneyed and trivial, but deep, accurate, ancient Latin and Greek, that but for the curiosity of seeing it, I do not now so much care for Italy.
Page 200 - Henry, the same that is now king of England, presented him with some writing. For my part, not having expected anything of the sort, I had nothing to offer, but promised that on another occasion I would in some way declare my duty towards him.
Page 140 - Philosophy is felt to be a veil of pretense over an unethical reality. The theologians pretend to sleep piously, but "thou knowest not theological slumber. There are many that in their sleep not only write, but slander and get drunk, and commit other indiscretions. I find many things are done in reality, which the inexperienced could in no wise be made to believe."68 In short, pious disquisitions cannot excuse immorality. The reference to "theological slumber," however, and the 82 Nichols, ep.
Page 455 - Erasmus, if you could see how all the world here is rejoicing in the possession of so great a prince, how his life is all their desire, you could not contain your tears for joy.
Page 474 - Colet about the end of the same year, or the beginning of the next ; the other would place Erasmus's birth in 1469.
Page 287 - I am moved by the piety of that holy man, of all Christians beyond controversy the most learned and most eloquent ; whose writings, though they deserve to be read and learned everywhere and by all, are read by few, admired by fewer still, and understood by scarcely any.