Life of Sir Walter Raleigh; 1552-1618

Life of Sir Walter Raleigh; 1552-1618

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...into some expressions of affection which the Earl interpreted into forgiveness. " Coming from her Majesty to go shift himself in his chamber, he was very pleasant, and thanked God, though he had suffered much trouble and storms abroad, he found a sweet calm at home." For some hours he was allowed to remain in this delu Winwood, i. 91. t ' Sidney Papers, ' ii. 112, 116, 117. X Cecil to Neville Winwood, i. 105. Rowland White, ' Sidney Papers, ' ii. 127. Winwood, i. 118--125. sion; but in the afternoon, Elizabeth having enjoyed some leisure for reflection, changed her tone, reproached him with neglect of duty and misconduct, ordered him to give an account of his proceedings at once to such members of the council as happened to be present, and summoned all the lords to meet immediately at the Palace. This alteration in Elizabeth's behaviour was attributed to Cecil and that parly, a phrase by which Raleigh and Cobham were signified. On Michaelmas Day, on the eve of which he had returned, Essex appeared before the lords in the councilchamber, standing bareheaded at one end of the table, while Cecil, with the articles of accusation in his hand, stood at the other. His defence being deemed unsatisfactory, he. was ordered back to his chamber; while the triumphant Secretary, who now beheld himself at the head of an immense following, sat down to a grand banquet with Shrewsbury, Nottingham, the Lords Thomas Howard and Cobham, the Lord Grey, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir George Carew Essex's confinement still continuing, the public business of the country was neglected that the attention of Elizabeth and her ministers might be concentrated on his affairs. No hand has yet raised the veil which Cecil, Cobham, Raleigh, and their friends...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512448
  • 9781236512444