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... and therefore his trust was , as he willingly served the Emperor with true
obedience , so , he might as freely serve God with right conscience ; for he would
rather leave his lands and goods and all to the Emperor , and go beg with his
wife and ...
... mutable and changeable the weather is in those seasons , and how that
Aristotle himself saith , that most part of rain falleth in these two times ; we shall
well perceive , that where a man would shoot one day , he shall be fain to leave
off four .
If I can get leave of my lord ambassador , surely , Edward , I will come home at
Michaelmas . Commend me to all Johannenses , and leave none out ; Mr.
Pember , Mr. Barwick , good Mr. Dr. Haddon , John Scarlett and his wife , and my
My good Raven and Ireland , I leave chiding you , but I will not leave loving you ,
write you or write you not . I will be your friend , and you shall be mine , whether
you will or not . By Mr. Leaver's letters you shall know how all things stand here ...
husbandmen do use not to cut all down for timber and fuel , but leave always
standing some good big one , to be the defence for the new spring . Therefore , if
some were so planted in Cambridge , as they should neither be carried away to ...
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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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