... I would not have broken with them of Tripoli ; and therefore ( saith he ) with Christian men which care for no truth , promises may justly be broken .
This fault ( Cicero saith ) undid Cęsar , who drew the common law into his own house , and so ...
And wealth of the people , as Scripture saith , is the glory of a Prince and surety of his reign . But suspicion in all governing breedeth such sayings ...
Such two kind of men , saith the Duke , besides the present troubling of others , never or seldom come to good end themselves . He loveth not also bold and ...
... as D'Avila saith , he was wont to esteem his own wit above all other men's . Well , howsoever it came to pass , the Landgrave was kept in prison .
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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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