Who is Sir Walter Raleigh

Arms of Raleigh of Fardell: Gules, five fusils conjoined in bend argent Sir Walter Raleigh (/ˈrɔːli, ˈræli, ˈrɑːli/; c. 1552 (or 1554) – 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh, was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. He was cousin to Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. Raleigh was one of the most notable ...
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Sir Walter Raleigh Poems

  • 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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  • Balis_nicky: "very interesting. but shtupid." - sir walter raleigh
  • Thenlb: anyone still cursing sir walter raleigh for being a stupid git?
  • Kulambq: sir walter raleigh the king of aristocratic beards.
  • Petertonkin50: sequel proceeding apace. poley v raleigh as sir walter rushes towards his downfall even faster that james comes rushing towards the english throne. meabwhile on offer: 'the intrigue of a le carre novel set within the elizabethan court' richard foreman
  • Edpearce080759: little is known about sir walter raleigh's birth. the date favored by the majority of historians is january 22, 1552. we do know he was born at a thatched house (now a farmhouse) near the village of east budleigh, not far from budleigh salterton in devon.
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He wiled me through the furzy croft;
He wiled me down the sandy lane.
He told his boy's love, soft and oft,
Until I told him mine again.

We married, and we sailed the main;
A soldier, and a soldier's wife.
We marched through many a burning plain;

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