Wotton, Sir Henry

Wotton, Sir Henry
   Born in Kent and educated at Winchester school, he graduated B.A. from Queen's College, Oxford, in 1588, then spent the next seven years traveling on the Continent. During 1594 he wrote the prose work State of Christendom (published in 1657), and became the trusted agent and secretary to Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex. He conveyed a letter from the Duke of Tuscany to James VI of Scotland, warning him of an assassination plot, and was reWright warded by a knighthood by the grateful monarch, James I, in 1604. Wotton was ambassador to Venice from 1604 to 1623 and a member of Parliament in 1614 and 1625. In 1624 he became provost of Eton College and in 1627 he took holy orders. He died at Eton and was buried in the college chapel. His Reliquiæ Wottonianæ (1654) contains fifteen of his poems. Some of his poems: "A Dialogue Betwixt God and the Soul," "A Poem Written by Sir Henry Wotton, in His Youth," "On a Bank as I Sat aFishing; a Description of the Spring," "The Character of a Happy Life," "You Meaner Beauties of the Night."
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