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Scot concludes, 'what an unapt instrument is a toothles, old impotent and unweldie woman to flie in the aier?
Ascham's animus toward this Italian influence manifests itself in, among other ways, his contempt for "quick wits," which, he asserts, "commonly be apt to take, unapt to keep; soon hot and desirous of this and that, as cold and soon weary of the same; more quick to enter speedily than able to pierce far.
An early seventeenth-century London midwife, defending herself against charges of professional misconduct, complained that her client had been `so dull and slow in her pains and so unapt or unwilling to help herself and to set forward the production of her child that her child was born very weak and feeble'.
106 where Schmidt reads Neiper for loue laude it noght ne lakke it for enuye, laude might not seem hard enough to generate unalliterating preise or less pointed labbe or contextually unapt lakke, whereas looue (its spelling here carefully distinguished to differentiate its vowel sound from that of preceding loue) is a word Langland liked to play with; as Schmidt must surely know.
Moore loved his machinery" [S, 32]) undermine his profession of a mercantile indifference to national boundaries: "He was unapt to attach himself to parties, to sects, even to climes and customs" (S, 28).