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Dependence , though in those days it was more common , and therefore less irksome than in the present state of things , can never have been free from discontent ; and therefore he that was released from it must always have rejoiced .
... will be understood from the account use than are always suited to the nature of his discourse , never rising above , never sinking beneath it , but so naturally expressive of their author's sentiments , that the reader is never at ...
I the truth is , that morality was never suffered in t days of persecution to protect heresy ; nor are we su that Ascham was more clear from common failin than those who suffered more ; and whatever might his abilities , they were not ...
Ascham never had a robust or vigorous body , and his excuse for so many hours of diversion was his inability to endure a long continuance of sedentary thought . In the latter part of his life he found it necessary to forbear any intense ...
... was so feared of Gonzaga , that he thought himself never assured for Pietro Ludovico's death , as long as Octavio his son should live : for men never love when they have just cause to fear , but must needs still mistrust without all ...
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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
No preview available - 2020