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Synopsis: Sir William Temple was a famous man both before and after his death in 1699. His works were widely read and he was greatly admired for his integrity, his skilful diplomacy and his elegant, yet simple, style. Dr. Johnson described him as the first writer to give cadence to English prose.
Since then, Temple's reputation has slipped into comparative obscurity7. Yet he has many claims to celebrity, as the lover (and husband) of Dorothy Osborne, as the negotiator of the Triple Alliance and intermediary in the marriage of William and Man', as the writer of some of the most attractive essays and the first political memoirs published in English, as a gardener who introduced several varieties of fruit into England and as the employer of the young Swift.
Sir Richard Faber, who recently retired from the Diplomatic Service and can write of Ambassadors' duties from personal experience, became interested in Temple when he himself was serving as Counsellor at The Hague. In this book he presents him, first as a courtier in the Castiglione tradition, second as a diplomatist with real gifts of intuition and persuasion and, third, as a practical philosopher with a highly developed aesthetic sense.
Sir Richard's earlier books have been praised for their critical acumen and concisely agreeable style. This book, like them, is written attractively and with unassuming scholarship. It follows Temple's life in touching on a wide range of topics, of living, as well as historical, interest. Temple is portrayed against the background of an age which, as the author suggests, had a good deal in common with our own.
Title: The Brave Courtier: Sir William Temple
Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corp
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp, 1983. Book Condition: Good. 1st edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP77665743
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Book Description Faber & Faber Limited, London, United Kingdom, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition from 1983. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering/ title border/ publisher motif to spine strip. Dark blue dust jacket with illustrated roundel to front - 'portrait of Sir William Temple'. Jacket is not price clipped. Includes: (5 chapters) introduction, a person of honour, princes and courtiers, the busy scene, ancient and modern; three appendices including 'Swift at Moor Park'; list of authorities; index. Text is clean. Binding is tight. Jacket has some creasing to edges and some surface marks. #140.19. Bookseller Inventory # 004958
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO DUST JACKET WITH A TINY TEAR ON CORNER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # 13253
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0571119824 Hardback book in very good condition. Minimal signs of wear. Thanks for your interest in our book!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1050444
Book Description Olympic Marketing Corp. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2792923057
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Printing. English Dust Jacket Price Intact, 187 Pages Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 040934
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1983 . 0571119824, 1983. 1st edn. 8vo. Original gilt lettered blue cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (near Fine, price clipped). Pp. 187 (no inscriptions). Bookseller Inventory # 102976
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1983. 1st edition. Tidy copy in tight binding; Dust jacket not price clipped, with good straigjht edges. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS213846I