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The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh [Sic]; With Some Account of the Period in Which He Lived (Paperback) Loot Price: R385
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The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh [Sic]; With Some Account of the Period in Which He Lived (Paperback): Byerley Thomson

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The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh [Sic]; With Some Account of the Period in Which He Lived (Paperback)

Byerley Thomson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 Excerpt: ...returning as a prisoner to his own house, Ralegh received a message from Cobham requesting to know what had transpired. To this inquiry Ralegh sent a written answer, telling Cobham, that he had been examined, and that "he had cleared him of all." This intelligence was transmitted by Captain Keymis, one of Ralegh s devoted adherents, who, as it was stated, added a verbal message, which was denied by Ralegh, importing that "Cob Reliquite W ttonis, 31. t Copied from the State Paper Office, App. D. & E. iam might be of good comfort, for that oue witness would not condemn him." Contrasted with Cobham in every mental attribute, but unhappily associated with him in deeds of folly and of mischief, was the young, high-minded Lord Grey de Wilton, described by a contemporary writer as " a very hoiefol gentleman, blasted in the bud." This unfortunate nobleman, the last male heir of a brave and illustrious line, and ancestor, by his sister, to the present house of Wilton, had been engaged in the service of his country against the Armada, and had borne an honorable character until his ill-advised connexion with that strange enterprise, afterwards vulgarly known by "Ralegh's Plot," and, by more accurate persons, "Watson's conspiracy." A Puritan in religion, Grey manifested in his deportment the ostentation of piety and contempt of death, usually manifested by persons of that sect, to whom it appeared in many instances far more easy to die with heroism, than to live in a rational state of peace, and whom King James not inaptly described to be "Protestants flayed out of their wits." He was also a man of some classical acquirements, which were displayed with considerable ostentation in his letters, as some of hi...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Byerley Thomson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-51663-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-51663-1
Barcode: 9781150516634

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