Excerpt from Afloat and Ashore With Sir Walter Raleigh 'A man so various that he seemed to beNot one, but all mankind's epitome.' The brilliant and versatile courtier, soldier, and statesman, kwn to us as Sir Walter Raleigh, was born in 1552 at Hayes, in Devonshire. His father was a simple country gentleman, and his childhood was passed within sight and sound of those waves which were to form in after life his path to profit, adventure, conquest, glory, and disgrace. While still very young he was sent to Oriel College, Oxford, by his father, but he did t remain there long. In 1569 he left it, and began his military education by enrolling himself in a troop of gentlemen volunteers, who were raised to assist the Huguets in France by one of his near kinsmen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.