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 .
To such beastly cruelty the noble feats of arms be come unto betwixt the Christian men and the Turks . And one fact of either side is notable to be known , yet horrible to be told and fouler to be followed ; and it is pity that man's ...
Of all their neighbours , only our noble king and the wise senate of Venice would be lookersAnd when the Pope saw they were so hot at it , as he well knew as the one would not start in so great good luck , so the other could not leave ...
DUKE MAURICE . Nor many years ago , whole Saxony was chiefly under two Princes ; the one Duke John Frederick , born Elector , who yet liveth , defender of Luther , a noble setter 30 THE WORKS OF.
I think he understandeth no strange tongue save the Latin and a little the French ; and yet it is marvellous that my friend Johannes Sturmius doth report by writing , what he heard Philip Melancthon at a time say of this noble Duke ...
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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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