Brandom (1983: 649, note 12) on the idea of a world assertor
That champion of English Architecture treated the assertor
of the superior beauty and antiquity of the French churches with all the national pride and high disdain of a hero of chivalry; but not with triumphant success, except in his own heated imagination.
One can persuade an assertor
by referring to objectives and results--detail main points only, be assertive in your communication and body language and finally be well organized.
(30) On Liberalis' role as assertor
, see Jones (note 4) 23.
These lines thus introduce the next major section of the letter, roughly 35 lines, which richly describe the dog as both the companion and protector of the poet in his rustic solitude and thereby as the very guarantor of his freedom: "Liber ago; meus assertor
michi scilicet unus / est, comes assiduus" (31-32; "I live freely, / since he and he alone is my protector, / And my constant companion"; translation modified).