CHRONICLE. Sept 31 The Embassy embarks at Billingsgate, and finally reaches Augsburg on Oct. 28; where it appears to have remained more than a year IS52- Oct. Ascham writes, probably from Spires, A Report and Discourse written by Roger Ascham, of the affaires and state of Germany and the Emperour Charles his court, during certaine yeares while the sayd Roger was there Published at London, the next year, without date. 1553. $ul£ 6. fHarp succeeds to t§e acton. r^3. July 7. Writes from Brussels. On the death of the King the Embassy is recalled. \ 'i$<4. April. Though a Protestant, Ascham escapes persecution; his pension of £10 is renewed and increased, see p. 165, May 7- He is made Latin Secretary to the Queen, with a salary of 40 marks. Resigns his Fellowship and Office of Public Orator. June i. set. 38. Marries Margaret Howe. He sometimes reads Greek with the Princess Elizabeth. 1558. Wot). 17. <£K?aoetf) fiegfns to reign. Ascham's pension and Secretaryship are continued. 1560. Mar. n. Is made prebend of Wetwang, m York Cathedral. He set. 44 had now possession of a considerable income. It would he satisfactory if he could be cleared from the suspicion of a too great love for cock-fighting. 1563. Dec. 10. The Court being at Windsor on account of the plague at 47. in London, Sir W- Cecil gave a dinner in his chamber. A conversation on Education arose on the news ' that dmerse Scholers of Eaton be runne awaie from the Schole, for feare of beating.' Sir Richard Sackville, then silent, afterwards renewed the subject with Ascham, who finally writes for his grandson, Robert Sackville, The \ Scholemaster, first published by his widow in 1570. His constitution had been enfeebled by frequent attacks of ague. Imprudently sitting up late to finish some Latin verses which he designed to present to the queen as a new-year's gift, and certain letters to his friends, he con- tracted a dangeious malady, during which he was visited and consoled by his pious friend Alexander Nowell, dean »y his pious friend Alexander Nowell, dean md William Gravet, a prebendary of that car of St. Sepulchre's London. Ascham of St. Paul's, and church and vicar of 1568. Dec. 30. died 30 Dec. 1568. His last words were " I desire to »t. $3. depart and to be with Christ." 1569. J.in 4. He was buned at St. Sepulchre's. Nowell preached his funeral sermon, and testified that he never saw or heard of a person of greater integrity of life, or who was blessed with a more Christian death. Queen Elizabeth, when informed of his decease, declared that she would ^ rather have lost ^10,000, than her tutor Ascham. Buchanan did honour to his memory in the following epitaph: Aschamum extinctum patriot, Grai&que Camanee, Et Latia ver& cumpietate dolent. Principibus vixit carus, jucundis amicis, Re modicd, in mores dicerefama nequit. which has been thus rendered by Archdeacon Wrangham, O'er Ascham, withering in his narrow urn, The muses—English, Grecian, Roman—mourn ; Though poor, to greatness dear, to friendship just: No scandal? s self can taint his haltoti d dust* Cooper. Ath. Cantagtf. 066.