Who is Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh (; c. 1552 – 29 October 1618) was an English statesman, soldier, writer, explorer, and a favourite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. One of the most notable figures of the Elizabethan era, he played a leading part in English colonisation of North America, suppressed rebellion in Ireland, helped defend England against the Spanish Armada and held political positions under Elizabeth I.

Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. He was the younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert and a cousin of Sir Richard Grenville. Little is known of his early life, though in his late teens he spent some time in France taking part in the religious civil wars. In his 20s he took part in the suppression of rebellion ...
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  • To A Lady With An Unruly And Ill-mannered Dog Who Bit Several Persons Of Importance
    Your dog is not a dog of grace;
    He does not wag the tail or beg;
    He bit Miss Dickson in the face;
    He bit a Bailie in the leg. ...
  • Sir Walter Raleigh (the Night Before His Death)
    Even such is time, which takes in trust
    Our youth, our joys, and all we have,
    And pays us nought but age and dust;
    Which in the dark and silent grave, ...
  • The Ocean To Cynthia
    But stay, my thoughts, make end, give fortune way ;
    Harsh is the voice of woe and sorrow's sound ;
    Complaints cure not, and tears do but allay
    Griefs for a time, which after more abound. ...
  • Stans Puer Ad Mensam
    Attend my words, my gentle knave,
    And you shall learn from me
    How boys at dinner may behave
    With due propriety. ...
  • Hymn
    Rise, O my soul! with thy desires to heaven,
    And with divinest contemplation use
    Thy time, when time's eternity is given,
    And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse; ...
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