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The match - lock was fired by a match fixed by a kind of tongs in the serpentine or cock , which by pulling the trigger , was brought down with great quickness upon the priming in the pan ; over which there was a sliding cover ...
Casimirus , his father , and the Marquis himself were great spenders and deep debtors ; the one for his stoutness in war , the other for his lustiness in youth ; and therefore became quick borrowers and slow payers , which thing brought ...
... shall with some more pleasure read their doings ) this Lazarus Swendy is a tall and a comely personage , and being brought up in learning under Ecolampadius at Basil , making ( as it was told me by an honest man that was thoroughly ...
... with William Duke of Brunswick , and other Princes confederate , met together , and besieged that city , where I will leave the Marquis till I have brought Duke Maurice and his doings to the same time and to the same place .
Truth also it is , that my master was brought up in Duke Frederick's house ; but he hath more cause to complain on them that brought him thither , than to thank such as brought him up there , where he had always plenty of drink , and as ...
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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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