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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 Christian Library: A Reprint of Popular Religious Works ...

1836
...more complete if the ambiguity of the Engish 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 rnentiendnm republics; causi," The other is more grave,...
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Tracts on law, government, and other political subjects, collected and ed ...

Tracts - 1836
...ambassador in these terms, Legatus est vir bonus, peregre missus ad mentiendtim Reipublica causa, ie An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country. And whatever reasons can be offered in vindication of Ambassadors for lying abroad may with equal justice...
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London Saturday Journal..., Том 1

1839
...facetious sentence of innocent meaning, that was capable to be interpreted in favour of falsehood—" 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 Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Том 40

1840
...missus ad mentiendum reipublicae causa ;" which Walton tells us he would have been content should be Englished " An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country ¡" though unfortunately " the vvord for lie," he says, " being the hinge upon which the conceit was...
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The Quarterly Review, Том 71

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1843
...Henry Wotton's punning definition of an ambassador, made when he himself was an ambassador : — ' An honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country ;' and there is some difference in such matters between the suggestio falsi and the stippressio veri...
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A Brief Description of New York: Formerly Called New Netherlands, with the ...

Daniel Denton - 1845 - 74 стор.
...Education ; Poems, printed in the Reliquiae Wottonias ; Two Apologies relating to his Album Aphorism : An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. Some of his religions poems are exquisitely beautiful ; that written On a Bed of Sickness, has never...
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Poems by sir Henry Wotton, sir Walter Raleigh, and others, ed. by J. Hannah

sir Henry Wotton - 1845 - 136 стор.
...grew facetious about his new dignity, and propounded his famous definition of an Ambassador, — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country." The pun might pass in English; for " to lie" was the term then used for the residence of an Amhassador....
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Poems by Sir Henry Wotton, Sir Walter Raleigh and Others

Sir Henry Wotton - 1845 - 136 стор.
...grew facetious about his new dignity, and propounded his famous definition of an Amhassador, — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country." The pun might pass in English; for " to lie" was the term then used for the residence of an Ambassador....
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Poems

Sir Henry Wotton - 1815 - 136 стор.
...grew facetious about his new dignity, and propounded his famous definition of an Ambassador, — " an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country." The pun might pass in English; for " to lie" was the term then used for the residence of an Ambassador....
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Men, Women, and Books: A Selection of Sketches, Essays, and Critical ..., Том 1

Leigh Hunt - 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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