The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:|
moderate interval, the court again met in the splendid gardens of
the Palace; and it was while thus engaged that the Queen suddenly
asked a lady, who was near to her both in place and favour, what
had become of the young Squire Lack-Cloak.
The Lady Paget answered, "She had seen Master Raleigh but two or
three minutes since standing at the window of a small pavilion or
pleasure-house, which looked out on the Thames, and writing on
the glass with a diamond ring."
"That ring," said the Queen, "was a small token I gave him to
make amends for his spoiled mantle. Come, Paget, let us see what
use he has made of it, for I can see through him already. He is