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Comprehensive information about Walter Raleigh including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Sir Walter Raleigh (/ ' r l i /, / ' r æ l i /, or / ' r l i / ; c. 1554 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularizing tobacco in England. This educational Walter Raleigh resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women. Quote Right
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Quote Left Our graves that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done.... Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. 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 The sun may set and rise: But we contrariwise Sleep after our short light One everlasting night. Quote Right
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