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Graunt either avoided the labour of minute inquiry , or thought domestic occurrences unworthy of his notice ; or preferring the character of an orator to that of an historian , selected only such particulars as he could best express ...
Ye may be sure the Marquis was chafed anew with this news , who already had lost a great sort of his men , and now must lose his whole labour thither , and all his wages there , besides the loss of his honour in taking such shame of his ...
He was now of the age of thirty - two years , well - faced ; in countenance , complexion , favour , and beard , not much unlike to Sir Ralph Sadler , but some deal higher , and well and strong made to bear any labour ...
... purposed , begun , and ended of me only for this intent , that labour , honest pastime , and virtue , might recover again that place and right , that idleness , unthrift , gaming , and vice , have put them from .
My mind is , in profiting and pleasing every man , to hurt or displease no man , intending none other purpose , but that youth might be stirred to labour , honest pastime ...
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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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