wery

MariReg

Senior Member
Armenian
Hi everyone! I would be thankful if you could help me understand the word 'wery' in the following context:
'Quicke wittes commonlie , be apte to take , vnapte to keepe : soone hote and desirous of this and that : as colde and sone wery of the same again : more quicke to enter spedelie , than hable to pearse farre : euen like ouer sharpe tooles , whose edges be verie soone turned' . (Taken from The Scholemaster, by Roger Ascham 1570)
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    'Quicke wittes commonlie , be apte to take , vnapte to keepe : soone hote and desirous of this and that : as colde and sone wery of the same again : more quicke to enter spedelie , than hable to pearse farre : euen like ouer sharpe tooles , whose edges be verie soone turned'

    Commonly, lively people are very keen to start to learn, but not very good at continuing to learn: their enthusiasm is quickly roused and they want to be able to do a whole variety of things. However, they cool off just as quickly and soon get bored with their ideas. They are more likely to start studying in a hurry than they are to progress very far. They resemble our sharp tools the edges/blades of which quickly become blunt.
     
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