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CHAPTER III. IN DISGRACE. For one year after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Raleigh resisted with success, or overlooked with equanimity, the determined attacks which Essex made upon his position at Court. He was busy with ...
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CHAPTER III. IN DISGRACE. For one year after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Raleigh resisted with success, or overlooked with equanimity, the determined attacks which Essex made upon his position at Court. He was busy with great schemes in all quarters of the kingdom, engaged in Devonshire, in Ireland, in Virginia, in the north-western seas, and to his virile activity the jealousy of Essex must have seemed like the buzzing of a persistent gnat. The insect could sting, however, and in the early part of December 1588, Raleigh's attention was forcibly concentrated on his rival by the fact that ' my Lord of Essex ' had sent him a challenge. No duel was fought, and the Council did its best to bury the incident ' in silence, that it might not be known to her Majesty, lest it might injure the Earl,' from which it will appear that Raleigh's hold upon her favour was still assured. A week later than this we get a glance for a moment at one or two of the leash of privateering enterprises, all of them a little under the rose, in which Sir Walter Raleigh was in these years engag'ed. An English ship, the ' Angel Gabriel,' complained of being captured and sacked of her wines by Raleigh's men on the high seas,and he retorts by insinuating that she,' as it is probable, has served the King of Spain in his Armada,' and is therefore fair game. So, too, with the four bntts of sack, of one Artson, and the sugar and mace said to be taken out of a Hamburg vessel, their capture by Raleigh's factors is comfortablyexcused on the ground that these acts were only reprisals against the villainous Spaniard. It was well that these more or less commercial undertakings should be successful, for it became more and more plain to Raleigh that the most grandiose of all his enterprises, his determined effo...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217980746
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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CHAPTER III. IN DISGRACE. For one year after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Raleigh resisted with success, or overlooked with equanimity, the determined attacks which Essex made upon his position at Court. He was busy with great schemes in all quarters of the kingdom, engaged in Devonshire, in Ireland, in Virginia, in the north-western seas, and to his virile activity the jealousy of Essex must have seemed like the buzzing of a persistent gnat. The insect could sting, however, and in the early part of December 1588, Raleigh's attention was forcibly concentrated on his rival by the fact that ' my Lord of Essex ' had sent him a challenge. No duel was fought, and the Council did its best to bury the incident ' in silence, that it might not be known to her Majesty, lest it might injure the Earl,' from which it will appear that Raleigh's hold upon her favour was still assured. A week later than this we get a glance for a moment at one or two of the leash of privateering enterprises, all of them a little under the rose, in which Sir Walter Raleigh was in these years engag'ed. An English ship, the ' Angel Gabriel,' complained of being captured and sacked of her wines by Raleigh's men on the high seas,and he retorts by insinuating that she,' as it is probable, has served the King of Spain in his Armada,' and is therefore fair game. So, too, with the four bntts of sack, of one Artson, and the sugar and mace said to be taken out of a Hamburg vessel, their capture by Raleigh's factors is comfortably excused on the ground that these acts were only reprisals against the villainous Spaniard. It was well that these more or less commercial undertakings should be successful, for it became moreand more plain to Raleigh that the most grandiose of all his enterprises, his determined effo...
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