a prophet is not without honour save in his own country

With allusion to MATTHEW xiii. 57 (AV) A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

a 1485 CAXTON in Malory Works (1967) I. p. cxlv. The word of God..sayth that no man is accept for a prophete in his owne contreye.

1603 J. FLORIO tr. Montaigne’s Essays III. ii. No man hath beene a Prophet..in his owne country, saith the experience of histories.

1771 SMOLLETT Humphry Clinker III. 92 The captain, like the prophets of old, is but little honoured in his own country.

1946 W. S. MAUGHAM Then & Now xxx. In Florence..they had no great confidence in his judgment and never followed his advice. ‘A prophet is not without honour save in his own country.’

2002 Spectator 2 Feb. 48 ‘I hope you don’t mind, but my wife is in love with your Prime Minister.’ ‘Mind? Not I,’ I coughed. ‘A prophet is not without honour save in his own country,’ another quoted.


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