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" which he would have been content should have been thus englished : An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country "
The Dictionary of National Biography - Page 53
by Sir Sidney Lee - 1900
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Memoirs of Eminent Etonians

Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy - Eton college - 1876 - 640 pages
...translation of an English pun. Walton says that Sir Henry " could have been content that his Latin could have been. thus Englished— " An Ambassador is an...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...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...would have given of it—" Legatus est vir bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum Reipublicse causa "—" An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Eight years afterwards this sentence was brought out of its friendly privacy by an Italian adversary...
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So sinks the day-star

James Keith (novelist.) - 1876
...and then, but— ' Amen,' was the only sound which came from this beggar on horseback. CHAPTER XII. An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth. SIR HENRY WATTON. THE Duke of Noland was dead. Long live the Duke! After leaving the...
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A History of Eton College: 1440-1875

H. C. Maxwell Lyte (Sir.) - 1877 - 527 pages
...ad meritiendiim Rcipublica causa." Walton would have us believe that the meaning intended was:—" An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie'' abroad for the good of his country," though it is obvious that there is no doiible-entendre in the Latin, or corresponding German. When...
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The Ottoman Power in Europe: Its Nature, Its Growth, and Its Decline

Edward Augustus Freeman - Eastern question (Balkan) - 1877 - 315 pages
...character as Ambassador, he was to carry out the old definition of an Ambassador; he was to act as "an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Our national crime then is that we have upheld the Turk for our own supposed interests. That is, for...
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The Ottoman Power in Europe: Its Nature, Its Growth, and Its Decline

Edward Augustus Freeman - Eastern question (Balkan) - 1877 - 315 pages
...character as Ambassador, he was to carry out the old definition of an Ambassador; he was to act as "an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Our national crime then is that we have upheld the Turk for our own supposed interests. That is, for...
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Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.: From His Ms ...

Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Baron Braybrooke, Mynors Bright - Great Britain - 1879
...at 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. P. 379, 1. 19. " Philaster; or, Love lies a bleeding," a tragedy,...
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Love's labours lost. Taming of the shrew

William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson - 1881
...15 To lie is, in the ambassadorial sense, to reside. So in Sir Henry Wotton's punning definition : " An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." 16 Affects for affections or passions. A frequent usage. *' Temptations; the more common meaning of...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - English language - 1881 - 548 pages
...than Overbury, King James's favourite diplomatist, and author of the definition of an ambassador as " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country"—we find a weighty balance of sentence almost as finished as Johnson's. The following is...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1881 - 864 pages
...between Buckingham and Essex. 1 "sun " in RcliquiaWottoniana:, Eds. 1651, 167;, 1685. Wotton continued.] An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth. 1 The itch of disputing will prove the scab of churches. 3 A Panegyric to King Charles....
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