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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We ...more
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published 1966 by Evryman's Library (first published 1531)
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Elyot is, first of all, a fine classicist. But before that, he recommends the exercise best for a leader, archery of course--what he calls, "shooting." He dissuades from bowling, "in bowling oftentimes too much [strength is used] whereby the sinews be too much strained." "In like wise football [soccer], wherein is nothing but beastly fury and extreme violence; whereof proceedeth hurt, and consequently rancour and malice tdo remain with them that be wounded..."
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Sir Thomas Elyot was an English diplomat and scholar. Thomas was the child of Sir Richard Elyot's first marriage with Alice De la Mare. In 1511 he accompanied his father on the western circuit as clerk to the assize, and he held this position until 1528. In addition to his father's lands in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire he inherited in 1523 the Cambridge estates of his cousin, Thomas Fynderne. His ...more
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