... Majesty was purposed to make him a great personage , and , to begin withal , had in mind to give him a goodly and profitable office in all his mints .
“ None other news but these , " saith Bias : “ that the isles of Greece have prepared a wonderful company of horsemen to over - run Lydia withal .
If any man suppose they were good enough to pass the time withal , he is deceived . For surely vain words do work no small thing in vain , ignorant , and ...
... and I am sure , seeing you say so , you have some reason wherewith you can defend shooting withal ; and as for will , ( for the love that you bear ...
... whereby they may the better and stronglier defend the commonwealth withal ; and nothing belongeth to scholars and learned men , which have another part ...
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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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