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For I , playing no part of no one side , but sitting down as indifferent looker - on ,
neither Imperial nor French , but Alat English , do purpose with truth to report the
matter ; and seeing I shall live under such a prince as King Edward is , and in ...
Knowing of his wind , with him , against him , side wind , full side wind , side wind
quarter with him , side wind quarter against him , and so forth . Phi . Well then , go
to ; what handling belongeth to the mark ? Tox . To mark his standing , to shoot ...
The Turk is in Hungary with two hosts ; the one on one side Danubius , and the
other on the other side ; 3000 horsemen in either : his navy of galleys at Mileta
Insula , where St. Paul was cast up , Acts , ch . 28 . The French give the bishop of
This done , soldiers were gathered on both sides . The Basha of Buda ( look
where Buda ... Ferdinand's side , after this , gave the Turks an overthrow ; so that
much cruelty hath been used on both sides . A noble gentleman of Ferdinand's
first was Sulla Cos .; on the other side , C. Pompeius Rufus 2 F. Cos . : the second
had on the one side , Fasces Imperii ; on the other side , an elephant , and under
his feet Cęsar : the third had on the one side , Cęsar . Imp . Pont . Max . III .
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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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