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" An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. "
The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Hebert, and Sanderson - Сторінка 155
автори: Izaak Walton - 1832
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Томи 7 – 8

1856
...consenting to the motion, he took occasion to write a pleasant definition of an Ambassador : — " An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." This apophthegm, against which little exception can be taken on the score of truth, slept quietly in...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...peregre missus ad nieinieiidum Reipublicae causa:" which Walton says be would have interpreted thus: "An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." The word lie was the hinge on which this conceit turned, yet it was no conceit at all in Latin, and...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Том 32

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...ineiniendum Ileipublicae causa:" which Walton says he would have interpreted thus. " An amhassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." The word lie was the hinge on which this conceit turned, yet it was no-conceit at all in Latin, and...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Том 14

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...aera, where they may invent at pleasure, and not be easily contradicted. Neither Isaac Walton, " he could have been content should have been thus Englished...abroad for the good of his country ; but the word mentiendum not admitting of a double meaning, !ike lie, (which at that time signified to sojourn, as...
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Calvinism and Arminianism compared in their principles and tendency: or The ...

James Nichols - 1824
...ambassador, in these very words " Legatus est vir bonus peregre misstts ad mentiendum Tleipullicte causa.. " Which Sir Henry Wotton .could have been...an honest man^ sent to LIE ABROAD for the good of Jtis country. " But the word for LIE (being the hinge upon which the conceit was to turn), .was not...
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The Retrospective Review, Том 14

1826
...bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum Reipublicae causa," which Walton says Wotton would have interpreted, "An Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Book xii. V. 1. " As one who in his journey bates at noon, Though bent on speed : so here th' arch-angel...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - 1826
...bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum Reipublicee causa," which Walton says Wotton would have interpreted, "An Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Book xii. V. 1. " As one who in his journey bates at noon, Though bent on speed : so here th' arch-angel...
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Letters from an Absent Brother, Containing Some Account of a Tour Through ...

Daniel Wilson - 1827
...more complete if the ambiguity of the English 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 mentiendum republic* causa." The other is more grave,...
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The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - 1828
...favour of falsehood, and by the malicious wit otf ; Scioppius was perverted to the harsher sense : ' 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 Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - 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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