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In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry,
wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only
to manslaughter and bawdry.
It is a pity that, commonly, more care is had — yea, and that among very wise men — to find out rather a cunning man for their horse than a cunning man for their children.
As a hawk flieth not high with one wing, even so a man reacheth not to excellence with one tongue.
A man, groundly learned already, may take much profit himself in using by epitome to draw other men's works, for his own memory sake, into short room.
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.
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