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... was printed by * The fairness of this inference may be reasonably doubted , fron every thing which has been detailed in the preceding narrative . It i admitted that he was active and diligent in the performance of the du ties of ...
... who were thought to be his friends , and not by the puissantness of others who were known to be his open enemies . I know you were wont in marking diligently and noting truly all such great affairs : and you know likewise , B 2.
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 ...
He hath so fully banished Papistry , and so surely established the doctrine of the Gospel in Prussia , as no where hitherto in Germany is more diligently done ; he loveth learning and honoureth learned men ; anno 1544 he founded a new ...
... rising every day very early ; and writing all the forenoon very diligently , yet what he did no man knew ; so that his absence breda talk in the Court , and his sudden and secret study wrought a wonderful jealousy of his doings in ...
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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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