Richard "Dick", 1358?–1423, English merchant and philanthropist: Lord Mayor of London 1398, 1406–07, 1419–20.
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How to use Whittington in a sentence
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.
Now he was again making a venture, and each of the servants brought something to send; all but Whittington.
Then the master showed the box of pearls and jewels, and told the story of Whittington's cat, and how Puss had earned this wealth.
Then, seeing that he was as honest and good as he was rich, he told Whittington that he might have his daughter in marriage.
After the wedding was over, Mr. Fitzwarren asked him what he meant to do, and Mr. Whittington said he would like to be a merchant.
Rich as he was, this merchant never forgot that he was once poor Dick Whittington.
British Dictionary definitions for Whittington
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
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