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fortune was therefore not proportionate to the r which his offices and reputation gave him , or to favour in which he seemed to stand with his mistr Of this parsimonious allotment it is again a hopel search to enquire the reason .
And Cęsar , for whom the same verse was turned into Latin , did not only turn upside - down the goodliest commonwealth that ever God suffered to stand upon the earth ; but also tossed the whole world with battle and slaughter ...
Again , Domitian the Emperor was so cunning in shooting , that he could shoot betwixt a man's fingers standing afar off , and never hurt him . Commodus also was so excellent , and had so sure a hand in it , that there was nothing within ...
But these few examples , especially of so great men and noble commonwealths , shall stand in stead of many . Phi . That such Princes and such commonwealths have much regarded shooting , you have well declared . But why shooting ought so ...
always desireth to be best ( which is a word of honesty ) , and that by the same way that virtue itself doth , coveting to come nighest a most perfect end , or mean standing betwixt two extremes , eschewing short , or gone , or either ...
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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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