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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...
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