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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
edited by - 1900
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The life of Edward lord Herbert, of Cherbury, written by himself [ed. by H ...

Edward Herbert (1st baron.) - 1853
...peregre missus ad mentiendum Reipublie:ec;ius;i." Which Sir Henry Wotton could have been content fehould have been thus Englished : *• An ambassador is an...man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." But the word for lie—being the hinge upon which the conceit was to turn—was not so expressed in...
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The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert, and Sanderson

Izaak Walton - Authors - 1853 - 107 pages
...bonus, peregrč missus ad mentiendum Reipublieœ eausa." Whieh Sir Henry Wotton eould have been eontent should have been thus Englished : " An ambassador...honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his eountry." But the word for He—being the hinge upon whieh the eoneeit was to turn—was not so expressed...
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Notes & Queries, Volume 7

William White - Questions and answers - 1853
...ambassador at Venice, wrote in the album of Christopher Flecamore a Latin sentence to the effect that “ an ambassador is an honest man, sent . to lie abroad for the good of his country ? “ Where is the earliest specimen of an English album, according to the modern form and use of the...
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Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the ..., Volume 1

Samuel Pepys, John A. Smith (rector of Baldock.), Richard Griffin Baron Braybrooke, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (3d baron) - Great Britain - 1854
...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 fieycr-Ambassador. Lord Chancellor and some others, that get money themselves,...
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Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by ..., Volume 1

Samuel [collections] Pepys - 1854
...own Court. His conduct reminds us of Sir Henry Wotton's definition of an ambassador—that he « m honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. A pun upon tta term lieger-Ambassador. 1 The absurd story that she was a brewer's daughter, is well...
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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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Wit and wisdom: jokes, conundrums, sentiments, and aphorisms

Wit - 1860
...to have ariven have aroven." " An Ambassador," said Sir Henry Wooton, in the days of Queen Bess, " is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." " If I were so unlucky," said an Officer, " as to have a stupid son, I should certainly by all means...
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The works of William Shakespeare: the plays ed. from the folio of ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1863
...wrote the best comment on this phrase in a passage in one of his letters, first quoted by Iteed: " An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country" — a joke which has doubtless converted many a diplomatist to the faith of Dr. Johnson in the matter...
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Early English poems, Chaucer to Pope

English poems - 1863
...several embassies, but he lost that monarch's confidence by writing in a friend's album, as a definition, "An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country," which was quoted eight years after by an adversary of the 1 king, as one of the principles on which...
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

RICHARD GRANT WHITE - 1863
...wrote the best comment on this phrase in a passage in one of his letters, first quoted by Heed : " An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country" — a joke which has doubtless converted many a diplomatist to the faith of Dr. Johnson in the matter...
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