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Sir Walter Raleigh

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Comprehensive information about Sir Walter Raleigh including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Sir Walter Raleigh is a famed English writer, poet, courtier, aristocrat, and explorer. His most influential work of poetry was entitled "The Lie." He was born in Devon, England and died in London. This educational Sir Walter Raleigh resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty. Quote Right
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Quote Left Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all. Quote Right
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Quote Left Even such is Time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Speaking much is a sign of vanity, for he that is lavish with words is a niggard in deed. Quote Right
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Quote Left The sun may set and rise: But we contrariwise Sleep after our short light One everlasting night. Quote Right
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