of a reasonable stature, black hair, a brown beard cut close on the cheeks and left broad on the chin, somewhat long-visaged, lean in the face but of a good red complexion, his nose somewhat long and sharp at the end, his hands slender and long fingers, his body slender, his legs of a good proportion, his feet somewhat long and slender. (Morris, 1.144)Successfully handing off an attempt by a pursuivant to arrest him in London he holed up in papist houses in Essex and Suffolk until he was able to take a small boat to Calais with a cargo of dead pigs, of which he passed as the owner. After some time at St Omer he moved south. Sir Edwin Rich reported his recent arrival in Naples in a letter to James I of 5 October 1610 warning him against accepting a gift of poisoned clothing which Tesimond was supposed to be sending him.
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