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muIla- THE SCHOOLMASTER. , 348 )ni- -OW- AN ANALYTICAL ACCOUNT OF ASCHAM'S ted “ SCHOOLMASTER,” , 8% [Roger Ascham was born at Kirby-Wiske, or Kirbyat . upon-Wiske, near Northallerton, in Yorkshire, about the . 391 year 1515. His father, whose name was John, was

steward to Lord Scroop, and is said to have been a man
of very superior understanding, as well as of eminent
integrity: his mother was of a good family. They had
two other sons, Thomas and Anthony, both born before
Roger, as well as several daughters. John Ascham and
his wife are stated to have died on the same day, and
almost in the same hour, after a union of forty-seven
years.
Roger, who appears to have been born in his father's
old age, was in his boyhood taken into the house of Sir
Anthony Wingfield, to be educated, at the expense of
that gentleman, along with his two sons. Their tutor
was a Mr. Bond. Here he so greatly took Sir Anthony,
by the love he showed for reading, and the rapid pro-

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gress he made in his studies, that this generous patron

resolved to complete his kindness by sending him to the

University. He was accordingly entered of St. John's

College, Cambridge, about the year 1530. He soon

greatly distinguished himselfin this new sphere, especially

by his progress in the knowledge of the Greek language, WOL. I. B

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