Charles Cotton (28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687 / Beresford Hall)
Charles Cotton 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 highly influential The Compleat Gamester which has been attributed to him.
He was born at Beresford Hall on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. His father, Charles Cotton the Elder, was a friend of Ben Jonson, John Selden, Sire Henry Wottonand Izaak Walton. The son was apparently not sent to university, but was ... more »
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- The Angler's Ballad
- The Evening Quatrains
- The Morning Quatrains
- The Night Quatrains
- The Noon Quatrains
- To Coelia
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''And now on benches all are satCharles Cotton (1630-1687), British poet. Evening (l. 33-36). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; Vol. II: ...
In the cool air to sit and chat,
Till Phoebus, dipping in the West,
Shall lead the world the way to rest.''