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.