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Crichton   /krˈɪtʃtən/   Listen

Scottish man of letters and adventurer (1560-1582).  Synonyms: James Crichton, The Admirable Crichton.

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"Crichton" Quotes from Famous Books

... upon the whole, so well entitled to be ranked with that order of men distinguished by brilliant versatility and ambidexterity—of which order we find such eminent models in Alcibiades, in Caesar, in Crichton, in that of Servan recorded by Sully, and in one or two Italians. Pity that you had not earlier communicated to me the exact route you were bound to, and the particular succession of your engagements ...
— The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey—Vol. 1 - With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg • Thomas de Quincey

Words linked to "Crichton" :   scholar, scholarly person, student, bookman

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