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Discourse on the Life and Character of Sir Walter Ralegh, Volum 1,Utgave 9
James Morrison Harris
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1846
action addressed admiration adventurous affection alluded already appear authorities Beaumont believe brought Captain career Cayley Cecil character charge circumstances close Cobham colony command Company conclusion conduct connection Council course Court danger death designs despatched determined directed Earl effort Elizabeth England enterprise Essex evidence examine execution existence expedition fact favor fear fleet force further give given gold Guiana hand hath heart History honor illustrated important influence intended interest James justify Keymis King land letter lived look Lord matter mind mines nature necessary Newfoundland officers Oldys opinion passed period person portion position prepared present Queen reached reference sailed says scheme seems shew ships Sir Walter Ralegh soldier soon Spain Spanish spirit statement strengthened subsequent success sufficient tion Tower treason trial true urged views Virginia voyage weakness whole wife writer
Side 22 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Side 25 - I, that was wont to behold her riding like Alexander, hunting like Diana, walking like Venus, the gentle wind blowing her fair hair about her pure cheeks, like a nymph, sometimes sitting in the shade like a goddess, sometimes singing like an angel, sometimes playing like Orpheus ; behold the sorrow of this world ! once amiss hath bereaved me of all.
Side 22 - My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people.
Side 22 - I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all, to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust.
Side 22 - Let tyrants fear. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and goodwill of my subjects...
Side 28 - All the vessels of his house, table, and kitchen, were of gold and silver, and the meanest of silver and copper for strength and hardness of metal. He had in his wardrobe hollow statues of gold which seemed giants, and the figures in proportion and bigness of all the beasts, birds, trees, and herbs, that the earth bringeth forth; and of all the fishes that the sea or waters of his kingdom breedeth. He had also ropes, budgets, chests, and troughs of gold and silver, heaps of billets of gold, that...
Side 44 - Seeing myself so near my end, for the discharge of my own conscience, and freeing myself from your blood, which else will cry vengeance against me; I protest upon my salvation I never practised with Spain by your procurement; God so comfort me in this my affliction, as you are a true subject, for any thing that I know. I will say as Daniel, Punts sum a sanguine hujus. God have mercy upon my soul, as I know no Treason by you.
Side 63 - I have sent home : and in my flyboat a rabble of idle rascals, which I know will not spare to wound me, but I care not. I am sure there is never a base slave in all the fleet hath taken the pains and care that I have done ; that hath slept so little, and travailed so much. My friends will not believe them; and for the rest, I care not. God in heaven bless you, and strengthen your heart! Yours, WALTER RALEGH.