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... bring us to a more Turkishness , and more beastly blind barbarousness , as
calling ill things good , and good things ill . ... God and his high providence , will
bring us , I say , to a more ungracious Turkishness , if more Turkishness can be
Use , " of speaking would bring out none other fruit but plain folly and babbling ;
so that use is the last and the least necessary 01 all three , yet nothing can be
done excellently without them all three ; and therefore , Toxophilus , I myself ...
Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth Roger Ascham. • For all use , in all things , if it be
not staid by cunning , will very easily bring a man to do that thing , whatsoever he
goeth about , with much ill - favouredness and deformity . Which thing how much
Even such unkindness as was in the vs , in contemning God's voice , in shrinking
from his word , in wishing back again for Egypt , in committing adultery and
whoredom , not with the women , but with the doctrine of Babylon , and did bring
I shall transcribe the whole , since it will bring some light to the argument in hand
. « Quibus non contentus , Rhodum veni , meque ad eundem , quem Romę
audiveram , Molonem applicavi , cum actorem in veris causis , scriptoremque ...
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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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