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... Maurice did honestly in delivering his father by strong hand , which before left
no fair mean unproved to do that humbly by entreaty , which after he was
compelled to bring to pass stoutly by force . And I pray you mark well what he did
, and ...
I am glad now that you letted me , for my head aches with looking on it ; and
because you tell me so , sorry that I was not with those good fellows you spake
upon , for it is a very fair day for a man to shoot in . Phi . And , methinks , you were
... in any matters , is always most comely done , as both Plato and Cicero in many
places do prove , daily experience doth teach in other things , I pray you , as I
said before , teach me to shoot as fair , well - favouredly , as you can imagine .
He that can shoot fair , lacketh nothing but shooting straight , and keeping of a
length , whereof cometh hitting of the mark , the end both of shooting , and also of
this our communication . The handling of the weather and the mark , because
But nobility governed by learning and wisdom , is indeed most like a fair ship ,
having tide and wind at will , under the rule of a skilful master : when contrariwise
, a ship carried , yea , with the highest tide and greatest wind , lacking a skilful ...
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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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