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Page 35 - Latin either in verse or in prose; for my intent is by this school specially to increase knowledge and worshipping of God and our Lord Christ Jesu and good Christian life and manners in the children.
Page 3 - Mary's days to wonder, but chiefly when they saw what large diet was used in many of these so homely cottages; insomuch that one of no small reputation amongst them said after this manner — "These English," quoth he, "have their houses made of sticks and dirt, but they fare commonly so well as the king.
Page 36 - I pray .you all little babes, all little children, learn gladly this little treatise, and commend it diligently unto your memories, trusting of this beginning that ye shall proceed and grow to perfect literature, and come at the last to be great clerks. And lift up your little white hands for me, which prayeth for you to God, to whom be all honour and imperial majesty and glory. Amen.
Page 36 - I have put these parts in a more clear order, and I have made them a little more easy to young wits than (methinketh) they were before; judging that nothing may be too soft nor too familiar for little children, specially learning a tongue unto them all strange.
Page 67 - that, forsaking or neglecting your own measure of grace, you should enter our camp. You might, indeed, have aided us much by your wit and your eloquence ; but, since you have not the disposition and the courage for this, we would have you serve God in your own way. Only we feared, lest our adversaries should entice you to write against us, and that necessity should compel us to oppose you to your face. If you cannot, dear Erasmus, assert our opinions, be persuaded to let them alone, and treat of...
Page 7 - Atque illi quidem pulchre cessit res. Erat enini ut ingenio tardus, ita corpore robustus, attentus ad rem, ibi vafer et callidus, pecuniarum furax, strenuus compotor, nec scortator ignavus ; in summa adeo minori dissimilis, ut supposititius videri posset. Nec enim unquam aliud fuit germano quam malus genius. Non ita multo post, hoc munus gessit inter suos sodales, quod Iscariotes inter Apostolos.
Page 3 - Sylvius, if he meant anything more than to express a traveller's discontent when he declares that the kings of Scotland would rejoice to be as well lodged as the second class of citizens at Nuremberg.
Page 60 - But if^ matters shall come to extremities, and a revolution take place, by which the Church shall be made to totter on her throne, I will in the meantime anchor myself to that solid rock until it shall become clear on the restoration of peace where the Church is, and wherever there is evangelical peace there will Erasmus be found.
Page 67 - ... from those sharp and bitter figures of rhetoric; and if you cannot, and dare not assert our opinions, let them alone and treat on subjects more suited to you. Our friends, yourself being judge, do not easily bear your biting words, because human infirmity thinks of and dreads the authority and the reputation of Erasmus ; and it is a very different thing to be attacked by Erasmus than by all the papists in the world...