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... both for his great experience and excellent learning , Marc shall see men . Anthonio d'Anula , ambassador of Venice with the 10 THE WORKS OF.
... as no where hitherto in Germany is more diligently done ; he loveth learning and honoureth learned men ; anno 1544 he founded a new university in Prussia , called Mons Regius , bringing thither , with plentiful things , excellent ...
... whom Homer wittily doth feign to have such a free open nature ; whose saying in Greek is excellent , but being turned in the wrong side into English , it shall less delight you , yet thus much it signifieth : Who , either in earnest ...
Commodus also was so excellent , and had so sure a hand in it , that there was nothing within his reach and shot , but he would hit in what place he would ; as beasts running , either in the head , or in the heart , and never miss ...
... which had a son named Erotus , with whom the nine Muses , for his excellent shooting , kept evermore company withal , and used daily to shoot together in the Mount Parnassus ; and at last it chanced this Erotus to die , whose death ...
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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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