Walter Raleigh





Walter Raleigh


Born
Devon, England, The United Kingdom
Died
October 29, 1618

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Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier, courtier, and explorer.

Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known for certain of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in two infamous massacres at Rathlin Island and Smerwick, later becoming a landlord of lands confiscated from the Irish. He rose rapidly in Queen Elizabeth I's favour, being knighted in 1585, and was involved in the early English colonisation of the New World in Virginia under a royal patent. In 1591 he secretly married Eliz
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The Discoverie of the Large...

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The Poems Of Sir Walter Ral...

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Selected Writings

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Letters Of Sir Walter Ralegh

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The Lie

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The Conclusion

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A report of the truth of th...

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The last Fight of 'The Reve...

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Complete Poems

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More books by Walter Raleigh…
“But Love is a durable fire
in the mind ever burning
Never sick, never old, never dead
From itself, never turning.”
Walter Raleigh

“The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.”
Walter Raleigh

“What is our life? A play of passion.
Our mirth the music of division.
Our mother's wombs the tyring houses be,
Where we are drest for this short Comedy.
Heaven the judicious sharp spectator is,
That sits and marks still who doth act amiss,
Our graves that hide us from the searching sun,
Are like drawn curtains when the play is done.
Thus march we playing to our latest rest,
Only we die in earnest, that's no jest.”
Walter Raleigh

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