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Sir Walter Rawleigh dated the first of August 1603." The contents of this letter are so utterly inconsistent with Sir Walter's tone in relation to his alleged complicity with the plots of 1603, that one is forced to conclude either that it is a forgery, or more likely that it is a genuine appeal from one of the real conspirators. I hope to be allowed to print it on some future occasion.
CONTENT 8.—No 78. NOTES:-Letters of Ralegh, 481-Beaconsfield Bibliography, 482-Royal House of Oldenburg, 483-Twice Knighted, 484 "Eavesdropper"-" Forth" and "Ford"-Archbishop's Crosier-Roman Bell, 485-Herring Pie-" Inkhornize' Solomon C. Eveske-Family of Sir T. More, 486. QUERIES:-Sir Basil Brooke Armeria- H.M.S. Foudroyant, 487-Pocock-Murder of a Sheriff of MiddlesexWith regard to the evidently genuine letters F. Whistler-Aldgate or Aldersgate-"Let us walk down Fleet Street"-Pepys-Wootton, Surrey-Lodgings under which follow-their proper date, as the internal the Commonwealth-Rumbold Family, 488-Chronicles of evidence of the second proves, is 1611. They must Eri Garden of the Soul'-Black for Evening Wear, 489. be read in close connexion with the letter to Queen REPLIES:-Sugar-plums, 489-Chesney Family, 490-Duel Anne of Denmark, printed by Mr. Edwards as Slopseller Archer Family, 491-German Notes and cxlvii. (vol. ii. p. 334). It appears likely that the Queries-Massacre of Scio-Enfield and EdmontonHeraldry-Chester called Westchester-Col. Charteris, 492 true date of the letter to the Lord Treasurer on The Leash" - Luce-"Hospitale Conversorum et Guiana, printed out of its right order (Edwards, Puerorum"-"Fray-bug"-Waterloo, 493-Cogers' Hall-ii. 389), should be 1607, not, as conjectured, 1608 menced M.A.," 494-Carlo Albacini-" Practical Politics" or 1609.
Constantius II. - Samuel Evans Novel Notions of The poor prisoner seems to have made formal Heraldry-"To rush"- Unlucky Houses - Epiphany Offering-The Poets Laureate, 495-"Yearn"-Member of applications with respect to Guiana in 1607, Parliament-Old English Spinning-Kingsley's Last Lines before Carr had acquired the Sherborne estate, -Second Sight, 496- -Hawisia de Ferrers-Duologue- and in 1611. Delay only diminished the chances "Dumble"-Charles II., the Fish, and the Royal Societon of success, and when he was allowed to sail in 497-Highland Light Infantry-Mandragora-Inscription
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UNPUBLISHED LETTERS OF SIR WALTER
Mr. Edwards ('Life and Letters of Ralegh,' vol. ii. p. liii, sqq.) laments that the collection of letters, in spite of his persevering efforts to recover missing portions of Sir Walter's correspondence, was still far from complete, and anticipates that other letters, which he was unable to recover, would come to light as the result of future research. I cannot find, however, that anything written by Sir Walter of material interest has been printed since this date (1868).
The two letters, now, it is believed, for the first time offered to the public, are copied from a MS. volume of historical and legal letters and treatises of the early seventeenth century. It is of folio size, contains 220 leaves, and bears at each end the signature "Ric. Tichbo'ne." Included in this collection are seven of Ralegh's published letters, numbered in Edwards's collection cxviii. (to the Lords Commissioners), cxxi. (to the King), cxxix. (ditto), cxliii. (to Sir Robert Carr), cxxiii. (to his wife), cxlvi. (to Queen Anne), cliv. (to Sir Ralph Winwood, though here superscribed "To my Lord Tre'r"). Following these is a copy of "Sir Walter Rawleighs Conffession," i.e., his speech upon the scaffold (Edwards, i. 699), and, earlier in the series, "A letter [to the king] supposed to be written by
In transcribing these letters I have faithfully followed my copy. On the question whether they are to be viewed as accurate verbatim transcriptions of the originals I wish to say a few words hereafter :
A L're wrytten by Sir Walter Rawleigh to his Matie Anuo 1607  Conscerninge Guyana:
I hope that you most excellent Matie will pardon this presumption of myne, I have besought the Queene, that out of hir wonted Charritye towardes mee, shee woulde for whereas I have been tould, that it pleased yor Matle bee pleased to offerr unto yo mate theis ffewe Lynes, to reade over a L're of myne, wrytten to my Lord Treasuror: for a voyage to Guyana, I most humblye beseech yor Matie to beleive that I never had other respect to my selfe in that proiecte then to make it apparante, that I have ever been, and ever will remayne yor Maties ffaithffull servante, That ever I sought my Lib'tye thereby, for the Love of Lib'tye or that I had any Tricke therein, as it pleaseth some men to Tearme it, The lyveinge god doth wyttnes the contrarye, ffor to him that hath not been Bredd a slavishe Marryner: The imthen the Tower of London, into wch, as I was never cast, prysonmte of a longe Navigac'on is ffarr more greivous ffor any knaverye, or villanye, soe will I never seeke to bee delivered thereby:
Butt: maye it please yor most excellent matie it is true, that I did Lament the reffusall made; Because yor Matle hath thereby reffused a most easye waye of being Inriched, Both in dispight of yor Malitious enemyes Abroade; and of yor gruntinge [sic] Subts att home.
And whereas it hath been infforced against mee that it had been a greate Leuitye* of State, to have Trusted a Man in my estate, it had been indeed well said, yf I had desired the Truste of any greate so'me of Monye, of any greate Armye, or any greate fleete, or of any thinge ele, whereby yor Matte might have Receyved preiudyce. Butt
Query whether Lenity or Levity?
where noethinge had been putt in hazard wth mee, Butt myne owne shame and infamye, where I was to bee trusted in noethinge, Butt to make my selfe a Ridiculous Lyer, and a Beggar, and to leave that marcke uppon my Children, and posteritye, I should have thought it (under pardon) when I lyved in the world, a greate Leuitye* of State, to have Reffused such an Adventure, seeinge what Boever proffitt had been made, the same had been yor Maties, And there was noethinge els where of yor Matle had been in daunger, Butt of the yll Bestoweinge of yor Mercye; ffor, alas, whatt a'me I, in respect of that wch hath been offerred, To make wch good, whie was I not rayther infforced, then forbidden, yf it had been butt a promyse of myne, whie was it not tryed, seeinge the promise was soe greate, and I soe little, or whie should soe noteable a servyce for yor Matie bee Ballanced wth the Lib'tye of one man, whose ffortune, when it was att greatest never over-shadowed any thinge butt it selfe.
Butt: seeinge it is in the Providence of god, (that yor Matie reffuseinge it) so'me other Kinge, or Kingdom'e shalbee inriched thereby, ffor it cannot lye hidden longe, yett I most humblye Beseech yor Matie to doe mee that grace, as to Beleive, that I, whoe have spent my sorrowffull tymes of ymprisonmte in the studdye of yor Maties servyce, and saffetye, of wch I hope one daye to make good prooffe would in the rest never have proved ffalse, nor never have been ffounde ungrateffull to such a Kinge,
as tooke mee out of the handes of death, when noe man els that had power in the worlde, had compassion of Yor Maties humble vassall, WALTER RAWLEIGH. C. DEEDES.
Endymion. By the author of "Lothair." "Quicquid agunt homines." In three volumes...... London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1880. All rights reserved.-8vo. B.M. 12640 bb. 3.
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The late Earl of Derby
*See note, ante.
Endymion. Von Earl of Beaconsfield. (Benjamin D'Israeli.) Aus dem Englischen von Professor Dr. C. Böttger. Autorisirte deutsche Ausgabe. "Quicquid agunt homines."......Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1881. -8vo. B.M. 12604 ccc. 9.
Vol. i. has pp. iv, 344; vol. ii., pp. iv, 353; vol. iii., pp. iv, 366. See 1880.
portrait and sketch of his life. [General title-page.] Novels and tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield. With Hughenden Edition...... London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1881. [Volume title-page.]-11 vols. 8vo. B.M. 2350 e.
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