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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 comedies, histories, tragedies and poems of William Shakspere ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1851
...Longaville. 1 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 Say,Jestions — temptations. One who" the music of his own vain tongue...
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The life of Edward lord Herbert, of Cherbury, written by himself [ed. by H ...

Edward Herbert (1st baron.) - 1853
...ambassador in these very words : " Legatus est vir bonus, peregre missus ad mentiendum Reipublicœ causa." Which Sir Henry Wotton could have been content should...abroad for the good of his country." But the word fur lie — being the hinge upon which the conceit was to lurn — was not so expressed in Latin, as...
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Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the ..., Volume 1

Samuel Pepys - Great Britain - 1854
...his own Court. His conduct reminds us of Sir Henry Wotton's definition of an ambassador — that he is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. A pun upon the term lieger- Ambassador. Lord Chancellor and some others, that get money themselves,...
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The shilling book of beauty, ed. and illustr. by Cuthbert Bede

Edward Bradley - 1856
...words — in the album of Christopher Flecamore, by Sir Henry Wotton, when ambassador at Venice, that an ambassador is " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Now, Sir Mawworm Mumble was a compound of these two characters. He would tell you a lie with the most...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...are to others, as to me ; 9 That is, reside here. So, in Sir Henry Wotton's equivocal definition : An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Affects, in the third line below, was sometimes used for affections. 10 Temptations. But I believe,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 22

American literature - 1868
...time chivalrous, loyal, and true. Though the author of the satirical definition of an ambassador, as " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country," his own course was the opposite of falsehood. Indeed, he laid down this as an infallible aphorism to...
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The Dublin University Magazine, Volume 51

1858
...those arts which caused a celebrated diplomatist in former days to define an ambassador as a person sent to lie abroad for the good of his country); but the penetration with which he had divined the plans of others: the secrecy with which he had formed and...
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The Dublin University Magazine A Literary and Political Journal VOL.LI ...

The Dublin University Magazine A Literary and Political Journal VOL.LI.January to June,1858 - 1858
...thosearts which caused a celebrated diplomatist in former days to define an ambassador as a person sent to lie abroad for the good of his country); but the penetration with 1858.] [March, which he had divined the plans of others: the secrecy with which he...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1858
...thosearts which caused a celebrated diploniatistin former days to define an ambassador as a person sent to lie abroad for the good of his country); but the penetration with 1858.] 316 tMarcli, which he had divined the plans of others; the secrecy with which...
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Speeches of the Managers and Counsel in the Trial of Warren Hastings, Volume 1

Warren Hastings - Impeachments - 1859
...master, King James the First, by writing in an album, in Italy, this sentiment,— " An amhassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." — See Wordsworth's " Ecclesiastieal Biograpby,'' ed. 1853, voL ir., p. 90. is FEB.^78s. the faculties...
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