Sunday, January 17, 2016


How I Would Live Most Gladly

Roger Ascham (1515-1568), letter to William Cecil, in Henry Ellis, ed., Original Letters of Eminent Literary Men (London: Camden Society, 1843), p. 14:
I having now som experience of liffe led at home and abrode, and knowing what I can do most fitlie, and how I wold live most gladlie, do wel perceyve their is no soch quietnesse in England, nor pleasur in strange contres, as even in S. Jons Colledg to kepe company with the Bible, Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, and Tullie.

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