English statesman, exiled after the
Royalist defeat in the Civil War. He became a member of
Charles II's cabal after the Restoration, and was instrumental
in Clarendon's downfall (1667), but lost power and was dismissed
'To Mr Clifford, on
his Humane Reason', collected in The Dramatic Works
Ay, now the plot thickens very much upon us.
now, plot, thickens, us
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