Sir Walter Raleigh

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Sir Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England.

Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known for certain of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, i ...

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Her Reply

IF all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with thee and be thy Love.

The Conclusion

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,

My Last Will

When I am safely laid away,
Out of work and out of play,
Sheltered by the kindly ground
From the world of sight and sound,

Song Of Myself

I was a Poet!
But I did not know it,
Neither did my Mother,
Nor my Sister nor my Brother.


What is our life? A play of passion,
Our mirth the music of division,
Our mother's wombs the tiring-houses be,
Where we are dressed for this short comedy.

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11 November 2014

Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.

11 November 2014

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

11 November 2014

There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.

11 November 2014

Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may haply strike out his teeth.

11 November 2014

But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.


hey hey 21 May 2019

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Mark Tunstall 23 August 2018

Sorry wrong Walter, it's in Walter Scott's Marmion. Ignore my previous comment.

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Mark Tunstall 23 August 2018

I'm trying to find the poem: The Stainless Knight and the Battle of Flodden Field by Sir Walter Raleigh Nothing comes up!

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Sebastianano 12 March 2018

His poems are great listen to this one that he wrote walk a little slower said a child so small I'm following in your footsteps and I don't want to fall sometimes your steps are very fast sometimes they're hard to see so walk a little slower for you are leading me someday when I'm all grownup you're what I want to be end I will have a little child who'll want to follow me

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Philip Winchester 21 September 2009

Be aware of When and Where and Why these words were written. Put yourself in the place of this Mighty figure fallen then from Grace, Should be so badly treated, but then his Poetic Seeds so planted then, should be going on Forever.

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