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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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Aubrey's Brief Lives

John Aubrey - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 408 pages
...; his poems Character of a Happy Life and On his Mistress the Queen of Bohemia ; and his aphorisms An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. WREN, SIR CHRISTOPHER (1632-1723), successively Fellow of All Souls, Professor of Astronomy at Gresham...
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Early Modern Tales of Orient: A Critical Anthology

Kenneth Parker - History - 1999 - 290 pages
...is credited with providing the following definition of an ambassador (written in a friend's album): ‘An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country'. 51 Orhan Burian, ‘Interest of the English in Turkey as reflected in English literature of the Renaissance',...
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The Utilization of the World's Air Space and Free Outer Space in the 21st ...

Jiarui Cheng, Chia-Jui Cheng, Tu-hwan Kim, Doo Hwan Kim - Law - 2000 - 414 pages
...est vir bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum reipublicae causa". Translated into English, this means: "An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country". One sometimes wonders, especially since power politics in disguise has taken over from open power politics...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...seemed, / Grows tedious even in a young man's ear. William Wordsworth, 1805, The Prelude, VII, 508 55:30 An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth. Sir Henry Wotton, 1604, witticism written in the autograph album of Christopher Fleckmore...
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The Indiscretion

Judith Ivory - Fiction - 2001 - 400 pages
...actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life. MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE Essays, 1580 An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. Sir Henry Wotton, firsl printed attribution in Efclesiasricus by Schroppe, 1611 Sam Cody is a good...
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John Donne: Man of Flesh and Spirit

David Edwards - Religion - 2001 - 368 pages
...irritated, his more cynical witticisms became known and gave offence (but did he actually say that an ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country?), he was given a nickname which suggested that he had become Italian. Eventually he was again employed...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 672 pages
...(see ambhi) came ambage, ambiguous; embassy, ambassador. Sir Henry Wotton in 1604 neatly declared that "an ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." fumigate; fustigate; levigate; litigation. L ex-ags-men; examine, examination; exact. From driving...
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The Tragedie of Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...sometime lay] GORDON: It is impossible not to quote here Sir Henry Wooton's definition of an ambassador: 'an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.' 99. At ... kindly] To remedy the slight metrical deficiency here ABBOTT ( 484) reads 'kindly' as...
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The Tragedy of Richard III, with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...many examples. — [There is here doubtless a play upon the word, as in Sir Henry Wotton's definition: 'An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth.' — ED.] 126. I must] STEEVENS: Alluding to the proverb: 'Patience perforce is medicine...
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Year's Best SF 7

David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer - Fiction - 2009 - 512 pages
...thing we've done throughout our history. I have to put the best face on things. My father used to say, 'An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.' He was quoting someone, I don't remember who—" "I've heard of your father. He negotiated the Peace...
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