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Hatton

The dancing chancellor. Sir Christopher Hatton was brought up to the law, but became a courtier, and attracted the attention of Queen Elizabeth by his very graceful dancing at a masque. The queen took him into favour, and soon made him both chancellor and knight of the garter. (He died in 1591.)

His bushy beard, and shoestrings green,
His high-crowned hat and satin doublet,
Moved the stout heart of England's queen,
Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.

Gray.

Hatton Garden
(London). The residence of Sir Christopher Hatton, the dancing chancellor. (See above.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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