Life of Sir Walter Raleigh: 1552-1618, Volume 2

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Chapman and Hall, 1868
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Page 115 - 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 anything I know. I will say as Daniel, Purus sum a sanguine hujus* So God have mercy upon my soul, as I know no treason by you...
Page 38 - I am not wise enough to give you advice ; but if you take it for a good counsel, to relent towards this tyrant, you will repent it, when it shall be too late.
Page 5 - Srn—It can be no disgrace if it were known that the killing of a rebel were practised ; for you see that the lives of anointed Princes are daily sought, and we have always in Ireland given head-money for the killing of rebels, who are evermore proclaimed at a price. So was the Earl of Desmond, and so have all rebels been practised against.
Page 114 - 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, Purus sum a sanguine hujus.
Page 12 - he found the queen newly up, the hair about her face. He kneeled unto her, kissed her hands, and had some private speech with her, which seemed to give him great contentment ; for, coming from her...
Page 135 - Acting by others' actions, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by their factions. If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition That rule affairs of State, Their purpose is ambition, Their practice only hate. And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie.
Page 167 - And for yourself, sir, seeing your fair day is but now in the dawn, and mine drawn to the evening, your own virtues and the king's grace assuring you of many favours and much honour, I beseech you not to begin your first building upon the ruins of the innocent, and that their sorrows with mine may not attend your first plantation.
Page 8 - Raleigh (I will forbear others for their places' sake), should have such credit and favour with your majesty, when they wish the ill success of your majesty's most important action, the decay of your greatest strength, and the destruction of your faithfullest servants?
Page 39 - I could name you a thousand of those; and therefore after-fears are but prophecies, or rather conjectures, from causes remote. Look to the present, and you do wisely. His son shall be the youngest Earl of England but one, and if his father be now kept down, Will Cecil shall be able to keep as many men at his heels as he, and more too. He may also match in a better house than his ; and so that fear is not worth the fearing. But if the father continue, he will be able to break the branches, and pull...
Page 39 - For after revenges fear them not ; for your own father, that was esteemed to be the contriver of Norfolk's ruin, yet his son followeth your father's son and loveth him. Humours of men succeed not, but grow by occasions and accidents of time and power. Somerset made no revenge on the Duke of Northumberland's heirs. Northumberland, that now is, thinks not of Hatton's issue. Kelloway lives that murdered the brother of Horsey ; and Horsey let him go by all his lifetime.

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