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Letter from Ralph Adderley to Sir Nicholas Bagnall, marshal (of army), in Ireland, 1567 April 10. Folger MS L.a.2

Asks Sir Nicholas to watch over John Bagot, Richard's brother, who is going to Ireland to sow his wild oats. (Phrase "white lie" in line 9 is earliest recorded use, as of 2017, OED.)

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