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S. " He that will write well in any tongue , must follow this counsel of Aristotle , To speak as the common people do , to think as wise men do . " TOXOPHILUS . LONDON : PRINTED FOR WHITE , COCHRANE ; ' AND 10. , HORACE'S HEAD , FLEET ...
... can be admitted as evidence , nothing was ever more unjust or unfounded . may honestly gather that I hate them greatly , in that I speak against them ; not that I have used them greatly in that I speak of them . ” ToxOPHILUS , p .
Yet speaking thus much of truth , I mean not such a hid truth as was only in the breast of Monsieur d'Arras on the Emperor's side , or in Baron Heideck on Duke Maurice's side , with whom and with one other of his counsel he only ...
And although they well understand both the spite of the Pope , and the shame of their master , yet are they content still to speak well of the Pope , though he nevertheless still do ill to the Emperor . And thus to return to my purpose ...
... abide his looks and taunts ; and ( as I heard a wise gentleman of Italy say ) he gave audience in such time and place , as he may easilier in this Court speak with Monsieur d'Arras than he could in Naples with the Viceroy's porter .
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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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