Who is Charles Cotton

Charles Cotton (28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687) was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler, and for the influential The Compleat Gamester attributed to him.

Early life

He was born in Alstonefield, Staffordshire, at Beresford Hall, near the Derbyshire Peak District. His father, Charles Cotton the Elder, was a friend of Ben Jonson, John Selden, Sir Henry Wotton and Izaak Walton. The son was apparently not sent to university, but was tutored by Ralph Rawson, one of the fellows ejected from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1648. Cotton travelled in France and perhaps in Italy, and at the age of twenty-eight he succeeded to an estate greatly encumbered by lawsu...
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  • To Coelia
    When, Coelia, must my old day set,
    And my young morning rise
    In beams of joy so bright as yet
    Ne'er bless'd a lover's eyes?...
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Wait 1 Short 1 Pretend 1 Taste 1 True 1 Morning 1 Bright 1 Rise 1 Young 1 Freedom 1

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Foxnews: sen. tom cotton slams white house press secretary karine jean-pierre for blaming republicans after 6 were slain in christian school shooting.
Dailystar: ricky grover, who played andrew cotton on eastenders between 2011 and 2012, claimed that despite telling charles bronson he'd knock him out 'straight away', bronson named himself after his bulldog
Lindyli: who has blood on their greedy hands? the bloodsuckers below nra $ romney $13,647,676 (includes 2012) burr $6,987,380 blunt $4,555,722 tillis $4,429,333 rubio $3,303,355 ernst $3,129,723 portman $3,063,327 young $2,897,582 cassidy $2,870,574 cotton $1,971,214 hawley $1,391,548
Thespicexqueen: an enslaved man of haitian descent lead an almost successful slave revolt in louisiana. his name was charles deslondes, the year was 1811.
Kagutamuseveni: whilst meeting regional nrm whips & a consortium of coffee exporters, i underscored the importance of value addition for coffee, cotton,maize,milk, forest products & minerals as some of the commodities that should not be exported raw but rather processed to fetch higher incomes.
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Ballade Of The Midnight Forest
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Still sing the mocking fairies, as of old,
Beneath the shade of thorn and holly-tree;
The west wind breathes upon them, pure and cold,
And wolves still dread Diana roaming free
In secret woodland with her company.
'Tis thought the peasants' hovels know her rite
When now the wolds are bathed in silver light,
And first the moonrise breaks the dusky grey,

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