1560, Aug1612, Nov 20
an English courtier, author and translator popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet. He became a prominent member of Elizabeth I's court, and was known as her "saucy Godson". But because of his poetry and other writings, he fell in and out of favour with the Queen.
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Still: I. As a verb -- beyond the current senses of to lull, calm, stop -- was a short form of distil (from which ...
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Edward Hoby
...Eton, where he formed a lasting friendship with Sir John Harington, and at Trinity College, Oxford. At Trinity Thomas...
John Stewart of Baldynneis
...abridgment in twelve cantos in 1590 preceding Sir John Harington's translation the following year. The translation...
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