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For the fictional character, see The Picture of Dorian Gray. Sir Henry Wotton, Government Art Collection, London. Sir Henry Wotton (/ˈwʊtən/; 30 March 1568 – December 1639) was an English author, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is often quoted as saying, "An ambassador is an honest g...
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Sir Henry Wotton Poems

  • A Dialogue Betwixt God And The Soul
    Soul.
    Whilst my Souls eye beheld no light
    But what stream'd from thy gracious sight
    To me the worlds greatest King, ...
  • Upon The Death Of Sir Albert Morton's Wife
    He first deceased; she for a little tried
    To live without him, liked it not, and died.

    ...
  • In Praise Of Angling
    Quivering fears, heart-tearing cares,
    Anxious sighs, untimely tears,
    Fly, fly to courts,
    Fly to fond worldling's sports, ...
  • Doctor B. Of Tears
    Who would have thought, there could have bin
    Such joy in tears, wept for our sin?
    Mine eyes have seen, my heart hath prov'd
    The most and best of earthly joyes: ...
  • You Meaner Beauties Of The Night
    You meaner beauties of the night,
    That poorly satisfy our eyes
    More by your number than your light;
    You common people of the skies, ...
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Light 6 I Love You 6 Love 6 Live 6 Death 5 Heart 5 Joy 5 Soul 5 Breath 4 God 4


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  • Jydubath: sir henry wotton --- the character of a happy life
  • Unixfortunebot: an ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country. -- sir henry wotton, 1568-1639
  • Jydubath: sir henry wotton --- on his mistress, the queen of bohemia
  • Maawlaw: apropos nothing at all, really... “an ambassador is an honest gentleman [sic] sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” —sir henry wotton, 1604
  • Leotheless: an ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country; a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself. —sir henry wotton, quoted by ajn
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