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Strafford

[straf-erd] /ˈstræf ərd/
noun
1.
1st Earl of (Thomas Wentworth) 1593–1641, English statesman: chief adviser of Charles I of England.
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  • It may be, too, that some mingled feeling may have arisen in Strafford's breast.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Strafford, my friend, there may have been reports, Vain rumors.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • A small matter, I warrant you,' replied Strafford with forced levity.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Pym will fail worse than Strafford if he thinks To frighten him.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Oh, we'll dispense With seeing Strafford for a month or two!

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • For we are proud of you—happy and proud To have you with us, Strafford!

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Go—'tis nothing— Only my heart that swells: it has been thus Ere now: go, Strafford!

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Strafford, The wind that saps these walls can undermine Your camp in Scotland, too.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Strafford may deserve the worst: But this new course is monstrous.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Yourself should bear to Strafford The pardon of the Commons.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
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Strafford

/ˈstræfəd/
noun
1.
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of. 1593–1641, English statesman. As lord deputy of Ireland (1632–39) and a chief adviser to Charles I, he was a leading proponent of the king's absolutist rule. He was impeached by Parliament and executed
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