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... any more im . portant reason of dissension , than that some were born on the northern and some on the southern side of Trent . Any cause is sufficient for a quarrel ; and the zealots of the north and south lived long in vi THE LIFE OF.
The immediate cause of his last sickness was too close application to the composition of a poem , which he purposed to present to the Queen on the day of her accession . To finish this he forbore to sleep at his accustomed hours ...
... profession and successive employments ; and the same cause which has been assigned for the non - appearance of the Schoolmaster during his life , may satisfactorily account for more of his works not being handed down to us .
And these things cause me oft to wish , either you to be here with us , or me to be there with you : but what wishing is nothing else but a vain wailing for that which will wanteth . I will cease from wishing , and seek the true remedy ...
As first , the causes of the open invasion by the Turk ; of the secret working for such sudden breaches in Italy and Germany ; of the fine fetches in the French practices ; of the double - dealing of Rome with all parties : then more ...
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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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