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... but are in a high degree illuminative of the literary habits and standards of
western Europe in the fifteenth century. Again, modern research has long ago put
Raleigh's "History of the World" out of date; but his eloquent Preface still gives us
... mother of all vices, I have delibered in myself for the contemplation of my said
redoubted lady to take this labour in hand, by the sufferance and help of Almighty
God; whom I meekly supplye to give me grace to accomplish it to the pleasure of
... not unto the translation of others which have written it. For divers men have
made divers books which in all points accord not, as Dictes, Dares, and Homer.
For Dictes and Homer, as Greeks, say and write favorably for the Greeks, and
give to ...
... shall behove us to render and give accounts of our idle time, what reason may
we render or what answer shall we give when in idleness is none excuse ; and
Prosper saith that whosoever liveth in idleness liveth in manner of a dumb beast.
... by which we be daily informed and have knowledge of many things of whom
we should not have known if they had not left to us their monuments written.
Among whom and in especial before all others, we ought to give a singular laud
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