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 Hatto.Hatton Garden (London). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.)   1
       
“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.”
       
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 Hatto.Hatton Garden (London). 

 
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