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Duke John Frederick is now fifty years of age , so big of personage as a very
strong horse is scarce able to bear him , and yet is he a great deal bigger in all
kind of virtues , in wisdom , justice , liberality , stoutness , temperancy in himself ,
Such two kind of men , saith the Duke , besides the present troubling of others ,
never or seldom come to good end themselves . He loveth not also bold and thick
- skinned faces , wherein the meaning of the heart doth never appear . Nor such ...
his cousin Duke Henry in his right ; and he dying soon after , left behind him two
sons , Duke Maurice and Duke Augustus , who likewise in their youth were
defended in their right by the wisdom and force of Duke John Frederick . Duke
To return to Duke Maurice . He saw that Duke Frederick's falling might be his
rising , and perchance was moved with some old injuries ; but being of young
years , and of nature full of desire and courage , he was a trim prey for old
practisers , to ...
B Duke Maurice purposing to do no harm to the Emperor , bu good to his father -
in - law , obtaining the one pursued not th other . Yea , I know it to be most true ,
when we fled from Inspruck so hastily , Duke Maurice sent a post to the goo King
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essential reading, from an observer in 'flat English' language at a time when world affairs centered in and around Vienna and were essentially continental.
Quoted as first liner in a fascinating book on Anglo-French Entente under le Grand Toy, Louis XIV and the Merry Monarch, Charles II.
Full of candor, at a time when the political discourse was still amenable to compromise and chivalry, gallantry, so Ascham's remarks letters oin the Habsburg Empire, hence to Metternich and his pickup by Henry Kissinger - show the long ptrocxessof diplomacy that is not necessarily mad policy.
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
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