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means what is due or owing, a debt which should be paid. Thus obedience is the debt of citizens to rulers for protection, and service is the debt of persons employed for wages received. &#8…

Whole Duty of Man

Tenison, Bishop of Lincoln, says the author was Dr. Chaplin, of University College, Oxford. (Evelyn: Diary.) Thomas Hearne ascribes the authors…

England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty

The parole signalled by Horatio Nelson to his fleet before the battle of Trafalgar. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894England's DarlingEngland A B C D E F…