Sir Henry Wotton

1568 - 1639

A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton on books, music, and people

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? This was printed with music as early as 1624, in East's Sixth Set of Books, and is found in many manuscripts.

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia, st.1

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A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton on church

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The itch of disputing will prove the scab of the churches. See Izaak Walton on Sir Henry Wotton

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: A Panegyric to King Charles, 1651

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A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton on men and value

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I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff, at my best value.

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: The Elements of Architecture, 1624

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A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: The Disparity Between Buckingham and Essex, 1651

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A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton on church

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An itch for disputation is the mange of the churches. -Disputandi pruritas ecclesiarum scabies

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: Panegyric to King Charles

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A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton

He first deceased, she for a little tried To live without him, liked it not, and died.

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: Upon the Death of Sir Albert Morton’s Wife, 1651

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A Quote by Sir Henry Wotton on country, honesty, and lies

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.

Sir Henry Wotton (1568 - 1639)

Source: Reliquiae Wottonianae, 1651

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