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Then to mark diligently the causes , counsels , acts , and issues in all great
attempts : and in causes , which is just or unjust ; in counsels , what is proposed
wisely or rashly ; in acts , what is done courageously or faintly ; and of every issue
, to ...
against them , as they had always cause to fear him , and never occasion to
contemn him : yea , if he had lived , he would sooner , men think , have driven all
Spaniards out of Germany , than they should have hurt him in Saxony ; for he had
... better than his fellows : and fear of them whom he is under , will cause him take
great labour and pain with diligent heed in learning any thing , whereof
proceedeth , at the last , excellency and perfectness . A man may , by wisdom in
And good cause why : for being unlike in truth of religion , they must needs be
unlike in honesty of living . For , blessed be Christ , in our city of London ,
commonly the commandments of God be more diligently taught , and the service
of God ...
... the pope is in a wonderful chafe : he abhors Germany : he is thrust out of
France ; he mistrusts the Emperor ; and yet the Emperor hath more cause to
mistrust him : the house of Farnese have robbed him of his treasure ; the siege of
Parma is ...
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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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