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The danger is , lest the joy of escaping from the patron may not leave sufficient memory of the benefactor . Of this forgetfulness Ascham cannot be accused ; for he is recorded to have preserved the most grateful and affectionate ...
... which were so great in doing ; as I am more afraid to leave behind me much of the matter , than to gather up more than hath sprung of the truth . Your request containeth few words , but comprehendeth both great and divers matters .
Daramont did so , and had leave of the Turk's general to enter the town and talk with the captain . And by this means they within yielded ; on this condition , to part safe with bag and baggage , which was granted by the general .
... jeopardy increased : and therefore against a desperate evil began to seek for a desperate remedy , which was fetched from Rome , a shop always open to any mischief , as you shall perceive in these few leaves if you mark them well .
... should not : but it is well done , that as great men may by au . thority contemn the good advice of others , so God doth provide by right judgement that they have leave in the end to ear both the loss and shame thereof themselves .
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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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