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So we see that Princes not in gathering much money , nor in bearing overgreat
swing , but in keeping of friends and good ... how Euripides in every tragedy
bringeth for some great vice one or other great Prince to ruin , and yet not one
say it was not the wisest deed that ever the Emperor did , to deny the Prince this
suit ; for if the Prince had been made the deliverer of the two Princes out of
captivity , he had won thereby such favour in all Germany , as without all doubt he
For we subjects are , by duty , and ought to be by reason , obeyers and followers ;
and so as scholars and learners : you princes are , in dignity , and ought to be in
worthiness , commanders and leaders , and therefore as masters and teachers ...
Some , supposed wise men , would not have princes learned : but proud is their
wisdom , that will needs be wiser than the Holy Ghost ; and such is their wisdom ,
that would fill their own coffers by the folly of their prince . Therefore , let no good
A prince , no private person , can run thoroughly out the whole course of David's
life : as , to begin his young years in God's fear ; to pass through troubles and
cares , perils and dangers ; by injuries of greatest enemies ; by unkindness of ...
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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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