Excerpt From Sir Walter Ralegh A BiographyOne Main Duty Of A Biographer Of Ralegh Is To Be Strenuously On The Guard Against Degenerating Into An Apologist But, Above All, He Ought To Be Versed In The Art Of Standing Aside While Explanations Of Obscurities Must Necessarily Be Offered, Readers Should Be Put Into A Position To Judge For Themselves Of Their Sufficiency, And To Substitute, If They Will, Others Of Their Own Commonly They Want Not So Much Arguments, However Unegotistical And Dispassionate, As A Narrative They Wish To View And Hear Ralegh Himself To Attend Him On His Quick Course From One Field Of Fruitful Energy To Another To See Him As His Age Saw Him, In His Exuberant Vitality Not Among The Few Greatest, But Of All Great, Englishmen The Most Universally Capable They Desire Facts, Stated As Such, Simply, In Chronological Sequence, And, When It Is At All Practicable, In The Actor S Own Words, Not Artificially Carved, Coloured, Digested, And Classified As For Failings And Infirmities, They Are Equitable And Less Liable To Unreasonable Disgusts Than A Bio Grapher Is Inclined To Fancy They Are Content That A Great Man S Faults, Real Or Apparent, Should Be Left To Be Justified, Excused, Or At All Events Harmonized, In The Mass Of Good And Ill.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology 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.
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