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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
...grouped around James VI. He was the translator of John Harington's Orlando Furioso producing an abridgment in twelve...
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