A Thomas More Sourcebook by Thomas More

By Thomas More

This resource booklet brings jointly vintage texts by means of and approximately Thomas More—poet, pupil, statesman, family members guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an advent to More’s existence and writings for the overall reader, this assortment is a important significant other to the learn of More’s literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the examine of sixteenth-century heritage, literature, philosophy, or politics. The writings concentration upon More’s perspectives of schooling, political thought, church-state kinfolk, love and friendship, useful politics, and the vexing problems with judgment of right and wrong. They make clear the specific Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally integrated during this publication are 3 recognized sixteenth-century money owed of More’s existence through Erasmus, Roper, and a workforce of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.

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More is forty-two and has completed his first year in Henry VIII’s service. Erasmus and More first met in , when More was twenty-two.  Shared affection for More  The difficulty of describing More More and Alexander the Great Physical description Earliest Accounts of More’s Life inality of your own work that I am almost jealous of you. The eyes of the body cannot perceive it, but the mind has its own eyes, so that here too we find the truth of the old Greek sayings that the eye is the gateway to the heart.

And in this point, though your well known and proved benignity putteth every man in right good hope, yet such is the weight of the matter, such is the reverend dread that the timorous hearts of your natural subjects conceive toward your High Majesty, our most redoubled King and undoubted Sovereign, that they cannot in this point find themselves satisfied, except your gracious bounty therein declared put away the scruple of their timorous minds, and animate and encourage them, and put them out of doubt.

And –. . This statement may reflect more about Erasmus than Sir Thomas, who regularly had deep conversations with his learned daughters. See TMSB, p. , for how More helped change Erasmus’ view on women’s education. . ) was known as the laughing philosopher. . For a lesson More gives, using the monkey as an example, see TMSB, p. . Manners and mirth Pleasure in wit Love of animals  Earliest Accounts of More’s Life 1 More and the benefits of liberal education Success at law Piety and marriage Self-testing Choice of a wife they came his way without going out to seek them, and attracted by the mingling of minds rather than bodies.

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