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Men that had suits unto him , had as lief been away with the loss of their right , as
have come to his presence to abide his ... And so men's suits were pulled from
common law to private will , and were heard not in places open to justice , but in ...
So we see that Princes not in gathering much money , nor in bearing overgreat
swing , but in keeping of friends and good laws , live most merely , and reign
most surely ; but such as gape always for other men's goods , commonly never
The use of shooting also in great men's children , shall greatly increase the love
and use of shooting in all the residue of youth . For mean men's minds love to be
like great men , as Plato and Isocrates do say . And that every body should learn
What honest pretences vain pleasure layeth daily ( as it were enticements or
baits to pull men forward withal ) Homer doth ... speak against mean men's
playing only , or against great men's playing too , or put you any difference
betwixt them ?
These sciences , as they sharpen men's wits overmuch , so they change men's
manners over - sore , if they be not moderately mingled , and wisely applied to
some good use of life . Mark all mathematical heads , which be only and wholly
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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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