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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 much ...
After them the Turks , having another name but yet the same people , born in
Scythia , brought up only in artillery , by the same weapon have subdued and
bereft from the Christian men all Asia and Africa ( to speak upon ) and the most
But Textor ( I beshrew him ) hath almost brought us from our communication of
shooting . Now , sir , by my judgement , the artillery of England far exceedeth all
other realms : but yet one thing I doubt , and long have surely in that point
With this way of good understanding the matter , plain construing , diligent
parsing , daily translating , cheerful admonishing , and heedful amending of faults
, never leaving behind just praise for well doing , I would have the scholar
brought up ...
George hath brought the queen and count Petrovitz to Ferdinand's mind , and
came all three to the king with all their power . This done , soldiers were gathered
on both sides . The Basha of Buda ( look where Buda stands in your map of ...
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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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