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England hath matter , and England hath men furnished with all abilities to write ; who , if they would , might bring both like praise unto themselves , and like profit to others , as these two noble men have done .
... and yet at last it draweth to certain days and hours ; even so these griefs in the whole body of the Empire did first work secretly , and not appear openly , until this melancholy unkindness did so swell in men's stomachs , that at ...
To such beastly cruelty the noble feats of arms be come unto betwixt the Christian men and the Turks . And one fact of either side is notable to be known , yet horrible to be told and fouler to be followed ; and it is pity that man's ...
men . Anthonio d'Anula , ambassador of Venice with the Emperor ; who told me , that the great Turk himself ( religion excepted ) is a good and merciful , just and liberal prince , wise in making and true in performing any covenant ...
may lay men . Anthonio d'Anula , ambassador of Venice with the Emperor ; who told me , that the great Turk himself ( religion excepted ) is a good and merciful , just and liberal prince , wise in making and true in performing any ...
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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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