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... or where the biographer has sanctioned imputations on the memory of Ascham , which appear not only to rest on insufficient authority , but to be at variance with the whole of his character , as exhibited in his life and writings .
... however exalted by genius , would now gain little reverence or obedience ; but in those days of discipline and regularity , the authority of the statutes easily supplied that of the teacher ; all power lawful was reverenced .
With regard to the other part of the charge , viz . the love of dice ( which rests on the high authority of Camden ) , if the testimony of his own works can be admitted as evidence , nothing was ever more unjust or unfounded . may ...
Octavio complained to Pope Julius the third of the wrongs of Gonzaga and of the unkindness of the Emperor , desiring that by his wisdom and authority he would now succour him , or else not only he should ...
Not many years ago divers in Naples made their complaint to the Prince of Salerne of their griefs , who , it was thought , would be most willing for his good nature , and best able for his authority , to seek some remedy for them by way ...
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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
No preview available - 2020