Sir Henry Wotton

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Wotton was born in Kent, England and was educated at Winchester and New and Queens Colleges, Oxford. Whilst studying at Oxford he met John Donne, the first and greatest of the metaphysical poets, who later became a close friend. In 1595, Wotton became secretary to the Earl of Essex, collecting foreign intelligence. He became the ambassador to the c ...
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The Character Of A Happy Life
How happy is he born or taught,
That serveth not another's will;
Whose armour is his honest thought,
And simple truth his highest skill;
Upon The Death Of Sir Albert Morton's Wife
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,
A Hymn To My God
OH thou great Power, in whom I move,
For whom I live, to whom I die,
Behold me through thy beams of love,
A Dialogue Betwixt God And The Soul
Whilst my Souls eye beheld no light
But what stream'd from thy gracious sight
To me the worlds greatest King,
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An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.


rai kishori 29 July 2018
so nice very beautiful
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Ammara Irshad 23 November 2007
'Commnets on The character of Happy Life by sir Henry Wotton' Sir Henry Wotton has dealt with a fabulous topic.His deep and refined thoughts has produced a great deal of successful life in rhythmic mode, using rhyming scheme abab.The topic he has selected pulls the attention of readers automatically.very simple scheme is presenting a sublime theme.
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