Your request containeth few words , but comprehendeth both great and divers matters . As first , the causes of the open invasion by the Turk ; of the secret working for such sudden breaches in Italy and Germany ; of the fine fetches in ...
Yet sometimes higher and lower , as matters do rise and fall : for if proper and natural words , in well - joined sentences , do lively express the matter , be it troublesome , quiet , angry , or pleasant , a man shall think not to be ...
Therefore , let my purpose of reporting the truth as much content you , as the mean handling of the matter may mislike you . Yet speaking thus much of truth , I mean not such a hid truth as was only in the breast of Monsieur d'Arras on ...
England hath matter , and England hath men furnished with all abilities to write ; who , if they would , might bring both like praise unto themselves , and like profit to others , as these two noble men have done .
... for when the Emperor had been at passing charges in keeping a great host for the recovery of Siena , from December last unto Jur the Pope would needs become stickler in that matter between the Emperor , the French King , and Siena ...
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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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