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There was a great deal of nicety and care required to fit the match properly to the cock , so as to come down exactly true on the priming , to blow the ashes from the coal , and to guard the pan from the sparks that fell from it .
... and whom s * This would appear to admit of some qualification , from the follow passage in his dedication to Queen Elizabeth , written in 1566 : “ A therefore , moved by good will as your true servant , and carried by dy as ...
Growing every day weaker , he found it vain to contend with his distemper , and prepared to die with the resignation and piety of a true Christian . He was attended on his death - bed by Gravet vicar of St. Sepulchre , and Dr. Nowell ...
I now find true by experience , which I have oft heard of others , and sometimes read myself , that men make no such account of commodities when they have them , as when they want them . I mean this by our friendly fellowship together ...
... nor yet keep back any thing that is true . 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 ...
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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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