Raleigh, Sir Walter
An English explorer of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. He is best known for his expeditions to the Americas and for introducing tobacco and the potato, two products of the New World, into England.
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For as much as Walter was a maniac, he was at the forefront of printing art.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that he was Sir Alfred, there was one final blast of publicity.
After his knighthood, I stop by to see him and call him Sir Alfred.
De Mena offers me a glass of Sir Francis Drake, Casa Bruja's red ale.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Flaubert, Tolstoy and Stendhal greatly admired Walter Scott.
The old man seemed to be greatly agitated, and hurriedly whispering, "We thought you were never coming, sir!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Mr. Pickwick—deepest obligations—life preserver—made a man of me—you shall never repent it, sir.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Sir Cadge was about the same age as the famous beauty, and rose quite two inches above her lofty head.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
I wouldn't go on if I were you, sir; the luck's dead against you to-night; I wouldn't go on, indeed I wouldn't.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
No, Sir, said the other, nothing at all except the enjoyment of your good company: and so gave over importuning him.