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Henry Wotton (1568 – 1639)


English author and diplomat.
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Henry Wotton
How happy is he born and taught,
That serveth not another's will;
Whose armor is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill!
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You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
You common people of the skies,
What are you when the sun shall rise?
Wotton
[Translated]: Here lies the author of this phrase: "The itch for disputing is the sore of churches." Seek his name elsewhere.




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Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, yet hath all.
Wotton Henry
Love lodged in a woman's breast
Is but a guest.
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I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff.
Henry Wotton
The itch of disputing will prove the scab of churches.
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Who God doth late and early pray,
More of his grace than gifts to send,
And entertains the harmless day
With a well-chosen book or friend.
Wotton
An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth.
Wotton Henry
Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.
Henry Wotton
He first deceased; she for a little tried
To live without him, liked it not, and died.




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