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Selected Poetry of Sir Walter Ralegh (ca. 1552-1618)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Christ pleads his death, and then we live.
Be thou my speaker, taintless pleader,
Unblotted lawyer, true proceeder,
Thou movest salvation even for alms,
Not with a bribed lawyer's palms.
        (The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage, 46-50)
  1. As You Came from the Holy Land
  2. The Nymph's Reply
  3. The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage
  4. Prais'd be Diana's Fair and Harmless Light

Biographical information

Given name: Sir Walter
Family name: Ralegh
Birth date: ca. 1552
Death date: 1618
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Walter Ralegh
          mother: Katharine Ralegh
          wife: Elizabeth Ralegh
          brother: Humphrey Gilbert
          brother: Carew Ralegh
          brother: George Ralegh
          brother: John Ralegh
          sister: Margaret Ralegh
          son: Carew Ralegh
          son: Walter Ralegh
Education
          School at Budleigh, Sidmouth or Ottery St. Mary
          Oriel College, Oxford
Literary period: Renaissance
Occupations
          Military Commander
          Naval commander
Residences
          Hayes, near Budleigh Salterton, South Devonshire: 1552
          Ireland: 1579
          Durham House, London: 1592
          Sherborne: 1592
First RPO edition: 1996-2000