... I thought good to offer to your highness th book , " & c . p . 178.-Ed. might still suspect of serving rather for interest than affection xxii THE LIFE OF.
might still suspect of serving rather for interest than affection . Graunt exerts his rhetorical powers in praise of Ascham's disinterestedness and contempt ...
... that I have heard some of this Court say , which love the Emperor well , and serve him in good place , that their master hath done the Prince so much ...
The Marquis served the Emperor , as I said before , in the former wars in Germany , against the Landgrave and the Duke of Saxony , where he lost some honour ...
... to win abroad by war , or else purposing to practise some way to revenge his displeasures , made him ready to serve against Magdeburg with 500 horse .
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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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