The Patriots Daily Bites of American History,The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 5:Condemning the Just #23
PEARL LEONA STURGIS
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 5
Condemning the Just:
In the opinion of all men except that kangaroo court Sir Walter Raleigh was an innocent man. A Scotchman who carried Raleigh’s report to the court said he would have walked a hundred miles to see him hang but after hearing this unjust court sentence and Raleigh’s own testimony, he would have walked a thousand miles to save this innocent man. Never was a man so well liked by all who knew him as Sir Walter Raleigh. or so well hated by those who did not know him in such a short time.
It was generally understood that Raleigh would spend some time in prison and his execution would be carried out later. It is a great gift to future generations that it was his time in prison that he turned to the consolation of writing and poetry. Here is one sample of his poetry: “The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage: Give me my scallop shell of quiet...my staff of faith to walk upon; my scrip of joy; immortal diet; my bottle of Salvation; my gown of glory. hope’s true gage...and there I’ll take my Pilgrimage:
It is said that a bystander ordered Raleigh to turn his head in the current position to carry out the execution. Raleigh replies: “What matter the position of the head if the heart is in the right place?” Then Raleigh jokes with the executioner touching the sharp edge of the axe and said, “Sharp medicine but a sure cure for all diseases.” It has been told that Raleigh even gave the signal for the axe to fall.(to be continued)
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