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come upon else defaced , that the Frenchmen might not have them ; which
request was very reasonable , seeing the Emperor had been at all the charge in
making of them : but they were neither delivered nor defaced , nor left indifferent ,
This last year , a little before his agreement with the Emperor , his soldiers , for
lack of money and meat , fell to mutinying , and then fell the Marquis fastest to
hanging , not hiding himself for fear , but coming abroad with courage , did
protest that ...
Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth Roger Ascham. money , and therefore he thought
not to make the account of others ' ; and so made nothing of the Emperor's offer ;
only he desired Granvelle that the Emperor would give him leave to go home to ...
And see how noble Duke Maurice did , which for the love of his country , durst fall
from the French King before he achieved any thing against the Emperor . And
rather than Germany should lose her cities so by the French King , he had liefer ...
say it was not the wisest deed that ever the Emperor did , to deny the Prince this
suit ; for if the Prince had been made the deliverer of the two Princes out of
captivity , he had won thereby such favour in all Germany , as without all doubt he
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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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