Roger Ascham Quote

He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do; and so should every man understand him, and the judgement of wise men allow him.


Toxophilus (1545) 'To all gentlemen and yeomen of England'; summarizing a passage in Aristotle Topics bk. 2, ch. 2

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He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do; and so...

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He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do; and so...