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By Thomas More

ISBN-10: 0813213762

ISBN-13: 9780813213767

This resource ebook brings jointly vintage texts via and approximately Thomas More—poet, student, statesman, relations guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an creation to More’s lifestyles and writings for the overall reader, this assortment is a necessary significant other to the research of More’s literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the learn of sixteenth-century historical past, literature, philosophy, or politics. The writings concentration upon More’s perspectives of schooling, political thought, church-state family, love and friendship, useful politics, and the vexing problems with moral sense. They make clear the targeted Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally incorporated during this publication are 3 well-known sixteenth-century bills of More’s existence through Erasmus, Roper, and a workforce of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.

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Sir John More married four times, his last wife being Alice Clerk. Death of Jane Marriage to Alice Governance of his home Attitude towards stepmothers and relatives 1  Earliest Accounts of More’s Life 2 3 Attitude towards money As a lawyer Civil service as lawyer and judge Loved by Londoners Serving the king No bribes children, and his sisters that his relations with them are never oppressive, nor yet does he ever fall short in his family duties. From any love of filthy lucre he is absolutely free.

Besides which, though somewhat negligent in his own affairs, no one could take more trouble in furthering the business of his friends. In a word, whoever desires a perfect example of true friendship, will seek it nowhere to better purpose than in More. . See poems in chapter , TMSB. See also lines – below. . See Selected Letters, #, p. . 80 6 7 8 9 85 11 12 13 14 90 16 17 18 19 95 21 22 23 24 100 26 27 28 29 105 31 32 33 34 110 36 37 38 Erasmus on More, 1519 115 6 7 8 9 120 11 12 13 14 125 16 17 18 19 130 21 22 23 24 135 26 27 28 29 140 31 32 33 34 145 36  In society he shows such rare courtesy and sweetness of disposition that there is no man so melancholy by nature that More does not enliven him, no disaster so great that he does not dissipate its unpleasantness.

Nicholas’ translation:“England has only one genius,” p. The Latin is “non nisi unicum esse ingenium” (EE, letter , line ). Erasmus on More, 1519 4 325 6 7 8 9 330 11 12 13 14  ing. I myself, however, have hopes of no common kind that Albert, the one ornament of our native Germany at this time, may gather more men like himself into his household, and may set an important precedent for all the other princes, encouraging them too to wish to do the same, each in his own court. There is the portrait, the best of sitters ill done by the worst of artists.

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