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" An Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. "
Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker, George ... - Page 149
by Izaak Walton, Thomas Zouch - 1865 - 386 pages
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1856
...consenting to the motion, he took occasion to write a pleasant definition of an Ambassador : — " An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." This apophthegm, against which little exception can be taken on the score of truth, slept quietly in...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Biography - 1817
...peregre missus ad nieinieiidum Reipublicae causa:" which Walton says be would have interpreted thus: "An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." The word lie was the hinge on which this conceit turned, yet it was no conceit at all in Latin, and...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 32

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...ineiniendum Ileipublicae causa:" which Walton says he would have interpreted thus. " An amhassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." The word lie was the hinge on which this conceit turned, yet it was no-conceit at all in Latin, and...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 14

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...aera, where they may invent at pleasure, and not be easily contradicted. Neither Isaac Walton, " he could have been content should have been thus Englished...abroad for the good of his country ; but the word mentiendum not admitting of a double meaning, !ike lie, (which at that time signified to sojourn, as...
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Calvinism and Arminianism compared in their principles and tendency: or The ...

James Nichols - 1824
...ambassador, in these very words " Legatus est vir bonus peregre misstts ad mentiendum Tleipullicte causa.. " Which Sir Henry Wotton .could have been content should...an honest man^ sent to LIE ABROAD for the good of Jtis country. " But the word for LIE (being the hinge upon which the conceit was to turn), .was not...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 14

Books - 1826
...bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum Reipublicae causa," which Walton says Wotton would have interpreted, "An Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Book xii. V. 1. " As one who in his journey bates at noon, Though bent on speed : so here th' arch-angel...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Bibliography - 1826
...bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum Reipublicee causa," which Walton says Wotton would have interpreted, "An Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Book xii. V. 1. " As one who in his journey bates at noon, Though bent on speed : so here th' arch-angel...
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Letters from an Absent Brother, Containing Some Account of a Tour Through ...

Daniel Wilson - 1827
...more complete if the ambiguity of the English word, lie, could have been expressed in the Latin : " An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." — " Legatus est vir bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum republic* causa." The other is more grave,...
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The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volumes 1-2

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Books - 1828
...favour of falsehood, and by the malicious wit otf ; Scioppius was perverted to the harsher sense : ' An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.' Besides it is an argument of a cowardly poor spirit, and though it may chance to serve a present turn,...
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The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Hebert, and Sanderson, Volume 1

Izaak Walton - 1832
...ambassador, in these very words: " Legatus est vir bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum reipublicae causa." Which Sir Henry Wotton could have been content should...Englished : " An ambassador is an honest man, sent to tie. abroad for the good of his country." But the word for lie being the hinge upon which the conceit...
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