Memoirs of Sir Walter Raleigh: His Life, His Military and Naval Exploits, His Preferments and Death: in which are Inserted, the Private Intrigues Between the Count of Gondamore, the Spanish Ambassador, and the Lord Salisbury, Then Secretary of State. Written by Mr. Theobald

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W. Mears, 1719 - 40 pages

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Page 32 - I trust my blood will quench their malice that have thus cruelly murdered me, and that they will not seek also to kill thee and thine with extreme poverty. To what friend to direct thee I know not, for all mine have left me in the true time of trial ; and I plainly perceive that my death was determined from the first day.
Page 31 - You shall receive, my dear wife, my last words, in these my last lines. My love I send you, that you may keep when I am dead ; and my counsel, that you may remember it when I am no more. I would not, with my...
Page 28 - Englishmen, tying them back to back, and then cutting their throats, when they had traded with them a whole month, and came to them on the land without so much as one sword ; and it may not be lawful for your majesty's subjects, being charged first by them, to repel force by force ; we may justly say, O miserable English...
Page 33 - God Almighty, who is Goodness itself, the TRUE LIGHT and LIFE, keep you and yours, and have Mercy upon Me, and forgive my persecutors, and false accusers ; and send us to meet in his glorious kingdom. My dear wife, farewell ; bless my boy, pray for me ; and let my True .God hold you both in his arms. " Yours that was, but not now my own,
Page 32 - As for me, I am no more yours, nor you mine. Death hath cut us asunder, and God hath divided me from the world, and you from me.
Page 31 - ... for me, which, though they have not taken effect as you wished, yet my debt to you is not the less ; but pay it I never shall in this world.
Page 37 - There was a report that I meant not to go to Guiana at all; and that I knew not of any mine, nor intended any such matter, but only to get my liberty, which I had not the wit to keep. But it was my full intent to go for gold, for the benefit of his majesty...
Page 35 - I ever, in all my life, a thought of ill of his majesty. Therefore I cannot but think it strange, that this Frenchman, being so base, so mean a fellow, should be so far credited : and so much for this point. I have dealt truly, and I hope I shall be believed. I confess, I did attempt to escape ; and I did dissemble, and...
Page 37 - I knew not of any mine, nor intended any such matter, but only to get my liberty, which I had not the wit to keep. But it was my full intent to go for gold, for the benefit of his majesty, and...
Page 29 - I have resisted, with manifest hazard of my life, the robberies and spoils with which my companions would have made me rich ; if when I was poor I could have made myself rich; if when I had gotten my liberty, which all men and nature...

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