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BURLEIGH, ESSEX, SECRETARY CECIL, SIDNEY,

SPENSER,

AND OTHER EMINENT CONTEMPORARIES :

WITH A

VINDICATION OF HIS CHARACTER FROM THE ATTACKS OF

HUME AND OTHER WRITERS.

BY PATRICK FRASER TYTLER, ESQ.,

F. R. S. AND F. S. A.

WITH PORTRAITS, SEALS, AND AUTOGRAPHS, BY HORSBURGH, JACKSON,

AND BRUCE.

FIFTH EDITION.

EDINBURGH:
OLIVER & BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT;

AND SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO., LONDON.

MDCCCXLIV.

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it will not be deemed presumptuous when I

hope that this Life will be found the most jr account of SIR WALTER RALEIGH which has

given to the Public. This is said not only with but with gratitude for the labours of my prede..Oldys, Birch, Cayley, and latterly Mrs Thomson,

Appendix of original letters, although undervalued »rself, has assisted me in tracing to its real authors straordinary conspiracy against Raleigh, which tely brought him to the scaffold. whilst I acknowledge these obligations, I must mit in none of these works, so far as I can judge, sil justice been done to Raleigh. The mistakes and

Lons of Hume, and other writers, have been suffered p'i by Cayley) to pass unnoticed ; the secret history

offences, his trial, and condemnation, has been iloned as obscure and unintelligible; his famous rital Guianian voyage has been misunderstood ; and

charges against his honour and veracity, ver been sufficiently examined, nor their falsehood sed. To supply these defects and omissions, to inves

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