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A Memoir of Roger Ascham (Classic Reprint)
     

A Memoir of Roger Ascham (Classic Reprint)

by Samuel Johnson
 

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Ascham has an additional claim on all who are inter ested in educational literature. He the first who wrote in our language on such subjects. He left, in rmanuscript, an unfinished work, the scholemasier, 'which was published by his widow in I 5 703 Extracts ifrom this book, and the Preface to the Reader, will be given in

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Excerpt from A Memoir of Roger Ascham

Ascham has an additional claim on all who are inter ested in educational literature. He the first who wrote in our language on such subjects. He left, in rmanuscript, an unfinished work, the scholemasier, 'which was published by his widow in I 5 703 Extracts ifrom this book, and the Preface to the Reader, will be given in another chapter. It has had a rather sin gular history. Within twenty years of the author's death, five editions were issued. For more than a century it was then strangely overlooked. In 1711 Rev. James Upton published an edition of The Scholemaster, with explanatory notes. Again, in I 743, Upton issued another edition, revised a second time, and much improved. In 1763 the English Works of Roger Ascham were published in London by James Bennet as editor. For this edition, Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote a memoir of the author. This is so good a specimen of the great Doctor's peculiar style, and is so instructive every way, that it is now republished entire.

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ISBN-13:
9781332748891
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
04/20/2017
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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