Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,The bed be blest that I lye on.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The bed be blest that I lye on.Thomas Ady, A Cradle in the Dark, page 58 (London, 1656).
Children and fooles cannot lye.Part I, chapter 11. (Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919))
His father was a man of that strictness of conscience, that he gave over the practice of the law, because he could not understand the reason of giving colour in pleadings, which, as he thought, was to tell a lye . And that, with some other things commonly practised, seemed to him contrary to that exactness of truth and justice, which became a Christian, so that he withdrew himself from the Inns of Court to live on his estate in the country.Bishop Burnet, on Sir Matthew Hale.
The publick weal requires that a man should betray, and lye, and massacre.Michel de Montaigne
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