1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Raleigh

John Aubrey, in Brief Lives, 1669-1696; ed. Clark (1898) 2:182.



He was a tall, handsome, and bold man: but his naeve was that he was damnable proud. Old Sir Robert Harley of Brampton-Brian Castle, who knew him, would say 'twas a great question who was the proudest, Sir Walter, or Sir Thomas Overbury, but the difference that was, was judged on Sir Thomas's side.