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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 Christian Library: A Reprint of Popular Religious Works ...

Christian biography - 1836
...more complete if the ambiguity of the Engish 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 rnentiendnm republics; causi," The other is more grave,...
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The Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1836
...gentry usually carry about them." — Sir Henry wrote in Latin a pleasant definition of an ambassador. " An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." The sentence slept quietly in the albo for cight years; but at length a Roman adversary of King James...
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Tracts on law, government, and other political subjects, collected and ed ...

Tracts - 1836
...ambassador in these terms, Legatus est vir bonus, peregre missus ad mentiendtim Reipublica causa, ie An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country. And whatever reasons can be offered in vindication of Ambassadors for lying abroad may with equal justice...
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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 1

1839
...facetious sentence of innocent meaning, that was capable to be interpreted in favour of falsehood—" 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 Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1840
...missus ad mentiendum reipublicae causa ;" which Walton tells us he would have been content should be Englished " An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country " though unfortunately " the vvord for lie," he says, " being the hinge upon which the conceit was...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 71

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir John Murray (IV), William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1843
...Henry Wotton's punning definition of an ambassador, made when he himself was an ambassador : — ' An honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country ;' and there is some difference in such matters between the suggestio falsi and the stippressio veri...
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A Brief Description of New York: Formerly Called New Netherlands, with the ...

Daniel Denton - Indians of North America - 1845 - 74 pages
...Education ; Poems, printed in the Reliquiae Wottonias ; Two Apologies relating to his Album Aphorism : An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. Some of his religions poems are exquisitely beautiful ; that written On a Bed of Sickness, has never...
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Poems

Sir Henry Wotton - English poetry - 1815 - 136 pages
...grew facetious about his new dignity, and propounded his famous definition of an Ambassador, — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country." The pun might pass in English; for " to lie" was the term then used for the residence of an Ambassador....
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Poems by Sir Henry Wotton, Sir Walter Raleigh and Others

Sir Henry Wotton - 1845 - 136 pages
...grew facetious about his new dignity, and propounded his famous definition of an Amhassador, — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country." The pun might pass in English; for " to lie" was the term then used for the residence of an Ambassador....
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Poems by sir Henry Wotton, sir Walter Raleigh, and others, ed. by J. Hannah

sir Henry Wotton - English poetry - 1845 - 136 pages
...grew facetious about his new dignity, and propounded his famous definition of an Ambassador, — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country." The pun might pass in English; for " to lie" was the term then used for the residence of an Amhassador....
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