[hwit-ing-tuh n, wit-]
- RichardDick, 1358?–1423, English merchant and philanthropist: Lord Mayor of London 1398, 1406–07, 1419–20.
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And even Whittington has been sounding more belligerent of late.
Whittington is also said to be close to Les Hinton, the recently resigned Murdoch deputy, and to have dined with Brooks.
Such reverses have been, since the days of Whittington; and were, long before.The Uncommercial Traveller
As to the truth of the story of Whittington's cat, there has been much earnest discussion.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
Not "turn again, Whittington," like those of Bow, in the days of yore?'Waverley
Sir Walter Scott
Major Whittington, I have not had a furlough since we landed in France.The Greater Love
George T. McCarthy
In the year 1378 Whittington's name first appears in the City papers.The History of London
- Richard, known as Dick. died 1423, English merchant, three times mayor of London. According to legend, he walked to London at the age of 13 with his cat and was prevented from leaving again only by the call of the church bells