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labours of the New Record Commission, the freedom of consultation and transcription will be at length established, not only in the State-paper Office, but in the other great collections of the kingdom, many of which, as they at present exist, are not so much the repositories as the cemeteries of our national records.

TORQUAY, DEVONSHIRE,

December 15, 1832.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

FROM RALEIGH'S BIRTH TO HIS SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA.

Birth of Raleigh-Early Education-Sent to Oriel College,

Oxford-Passes over to the War in France-State of that
Kingdom-His Return to England-Goes to the Netherlands
-Serves as a Volunteer under Sir John Norris-His Enthu-
siasm for Navigation-Embarks in the Expedition of his
Brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, to America-Its Failure
Raleigh engages in the War in Ireland-State of that Country
-His eminent Services there-He returns to England
Court of Queen Elizabeth—Character of Burleigh_Of Lei-
cester-Of Sussex-Of Sir Philip Sidney-First Introduction
to the Queen-Dispute with Lord Grey_Increases in Favour
at Court—Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Second Voyage of Dis-
covery-Raleigh's deep Interest in it-Its disastrous Issue
-Raleigh perseveres in his Schemes-He fits out two Ships
-The Voyage Discovery of the Island Wokokon and Coast
of North Carolina-Return to England—The Queen calls the
Country Virginia–Raleigh knighted—He sends a Fleet to
Virginia under Sir Richard Grenville-Settlement of Virginia
--Difficulties of the infant Colony-Introduction of Tobacco

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