“He loved a wench well; and one time getting one of the Maids of Honour up against a tree in a wood ( `twas his first lady) who seemed at first boarding to be something fearful of her honour, and modest, she cried, ` Sweet Sir Walter, what do you me ask? Will you undo me? Nay, sweet Sir Walter! Sweet Sir Walter! Sir Walter!´ At last, as the danger and the pleasure at the same time grew higher, she cried in the ecstasy, `Swisser Swatter, Swisser Swatter!´ She proved with child, and I doubt not but this hero took care of them both, as also the product was more than an ordinary mortal.” (John Aubrey, Brief Lives)
A portrait mistaken for Sir Walter Raleigh for more than 300 years, now declared ( – with 90% certainty, according to leading authorities like Professor Stanley Wells – ) to be actually the only portrait of William Shakespeare painted during his lifetime.