By Thomas More
This resource publication brings jointly vintage texts via and approximately Thomas More—poet, student, statesman, kinfolk guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an creation to More’s existence and writings for the final reader, this assortment is a useful spouse to the learn 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 sense of right and wrong. They make clear the precise Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally integrated during this publication are 3 recognized sixteenth-century bills of More’s lifestyles through Erasmus, Roper, and a group of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.
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29 Farewell. Erasmus Thomas More, His Father and His Household, by Hans Holbein the Younger (Kunstmuseum Basel, –). Hans Holbein drew this preliminary sketch for a life-size (c. This sketch was sent to Erasmus as a gift in . , Although the painting has the signature of Rowland Lockey (/–), it is dated and the linen canvas dates back to the s. Recent studies indicate that Holbein probably began but never finished this more permanent oil version of the water-based painting that he had completed c.
If serious business is afoot, no better counselor than he; if the king wishes to relax his mind with more cheerful topics, no man’s company more gay. Yet no one has succeeded in persuading him to take a present from anybody. Happy indeed a commonwealth would be, if the prince would appoint to . More was undersheriff of London from to . 4 215 6 7 8 9 220 11 12 13 14 225 16 17 18 19 230 21 22 23 24 235 26 27 28 29 240 31 32 33 34 245 36 37 38 Erasmus on More, 1519 250 6 7 8 9 255 11 12 13 14 260 16 17 18 19 265 21 22 23 24 270 26 27 28 29 275 31 32 33 34 280 285 36 37 38 each post a magistrate like More.
Those whom he cannot help in any other way he aids with good advice. He has never sent anyone away with a long face. You might call More the general resource of everyone who needs help. He thinks some great stroke of luck has come his way if he has been able to relieve the oppressed, to help the perplexed and entangled out of their troubles, or to reconcile the parties to a quarrel. And yet, though he is very fortunate on so many counts, and though good fortune is often accompanied by self-conceit, it has never yet been my fortune to see a man more free from that fault than he.
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