- 1st Earl ofThomas 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.
Strafford, my friend, there may have been reports, Vain rumors.
A small matter, I warrant you,' replied Strafford with forced levity.
Pym will fail worse than Strafford if he thinks To frighten him.
Oh, we'll dispense With seeing Strafford for a month or two!
- 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