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Sir Robert Ayton

Ayton or Aytoun, Sir Robert (both: āˈtən) [key], 1570–1638, English poet and courtier. He was private secretary to the queens of James I and Charles I, besides holding other posts of honor. He wrote poems in French, Greek, and Latin, of which only the latter are preserved.

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