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Wotton

(ˈwɒtən; ˈwʊtən)
n
(Biography) Sir Henry. 1568–1639, English poet and diplomat
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His opinion, for example, of Sir Henry Wotton's "Verses on the Queen of Bohemia"-that "there are few finer things in our language," is untenable and absurd.
From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flamelike as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion.
Sir Henry Wotton, [Footnote: The first o is pronounced as in note .] statesman and Provost (head) of Eton School, displays the Elizabethan idealism in 'The Character of a Happy Life' and in his stanzas in praise of Elizabeth, daughter of King James, wife of the ill-starred Elector-Palatine and King of Bohemia, and ancestress of the present English royal family.
FORMER Allen & Overy solicitor John Wotton has been installed as the new master of the City of London Solicitors' Company after the organisation's annual general meeting yesterday.
Penarth had won the first encounter between the two sides, at Stanwell in November by a convincing 4-1 margin, but Wotton's form had taken an upturn in recent weeks, lifting them off the bottom of the table to within touching distance of safety.
Global Banking News-September 6, 2017--Volunteers launch Wotton Community Bank
WHERE AND WHY Tucked away in the heart of the Surrey hills, 17th century Wotton House is popular with couples looking to escape for the weekend.
Horwood brought to the attention of the scholarly world the existence of a seventeenth-century manuscript miscellany in the possession of the Finch family at Burley-on-the-Hill, noting that it contained "copies of letters seemingly by and to Sir Henry Wotton." Logan Pearsall Smith then made considerable use of it for his edition of The Life and Letters of Henry Wotton (Oxford, 1907) at which time a transcript of the Donne-Wotton portions was made.
Heretics Within: Anthony Wotton, John Goodwin, and the Orthodox Divines
UK motor retailer Cambria Automobiles plc has completed the acquisition of the trade and assets of the Land Rover franchise in Royal Wotton Basset, Swindon from TH White Ltd., for a total cash consideration of GBP 7.56m (USD 11.45m), the company said.