Wotton, William

Wotton, William,

1666–1727, English scholar. He is best known for his Reflections upon Ancient and Modern Learning (1694), a defense of contemporary learning written in response to an essay by Sir William TempleTemple, Sir William,
1628–99, English diplomat and author. He was married in 1655 to Dorothy Osborne. They settled in Ireland, and in 1661 Temple entered the Irish parliament. He moved (1663) to England, served on various diplomatic missions, and was made a baronet (1666).
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. Both Wotton and Temple were satirized by Swift in Battle of the Books (1704).
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