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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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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1847
...must LIE here" — ie Reside. We have the sense in Wotton's punning definition of an ambassador — " ing, I thank you, sir." Give me those flowers there, Dorcas. " Necessity will make us all forsworn" — " Biron, amidst his extravagances, speaks with great justness...
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Comedies. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1847
...must LIE here" — ie Reside. We have the sense in Wotton'a punning definition of an ambassador — " ose my suit ? Quick. Troth, sir, all is in his hands above : b " Necessity will make us all forsworn" — " Biroti, amidst his extravagances, speaks with great justness...
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Men, Women, and Books: A Selection of Sketches, Essays, and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - Beauty, Personal - 1847
...tender nature could only combine in fancy. He was author of the famous definition of an ambassador (" An honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country"), and of the no less true epitaph which he desired to be put on his tombstone, Hie jacet hujus sententice,...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1907
...in these verywords : " ' Legatus est vir 1юпия peregri- missus ad mentiendum reipublicte causa.' "Which Sir Henry Wotton could have been content should...thus Englished : "'An ambassador is an honest man, gent to lie abroad for the good of his country.' " But the word for lie, being the hinge upon which...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1866
...Legatus est vir bonus peregrè missus ad mentienduni reipublicœ causa" — which, says Walton, he — " could have been content should have been thus Englished : ' An Ambassador is an honest mun, seat to lie abroad for the ^ood of his country.' But the word for UK (briiu; the hin^e upon which...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1891
...in these тегу words : ' Legatus est vir bonus peregrè missus ad mentiendum KuipublicB causa.' Which Sir Henry Wotton could have been content should have been thus Englished : 'An Ambassadeur is an honest man, sent to lit abroad for the good of his Country.' But the word for lye...
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Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions, Volume 3

Edward Everett - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1859
...ad mentiendum reipnblica; causa," which Sir Henry Wotton (says his friend and biographer Walton), " could have been content should have been thus Englished,...to lie abroad for the good of his country." — But as the play on the words " lie abroad " wholly disappears in the Latin, the jest becomes -very reprehensible,...
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Memoirs of Eminent Etonians: With Notices of the Early History of Eton College

Edward Shepherd Creasy - Eton College - 1850 - 504 pages
...Henry " could have been content that his Latin could have been thus Englished — " An Ambassadour is an honest man sent to LIE abroad for the good of his country. " But the word lie (being the hinge upon which the conceit was to turn) was not so expressed in Latin as would admit...
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1851
...Longaville. • To lie — to reside. We have the sense in Wotton's punning definition of an ambassador — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." • The folio reads break. 1 Suggestions — temptations. One who* the music of his own vain tongue...
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1851
...Longaville. b To lie — to reside. We have the sense in Wotton's punning definition of an ambassador — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." • The folio reads break. ' Suggestions — temptations. One who» the music of his own vain tongue...
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