Mary Queen of Scots Vindicated, Volume 1

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J. Murray, ... and W. Creech, Edinburgh., 1788
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Page 315 - Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels...
Page 215 - I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul ; freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres ; Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood : — List, list, O list ! — If thou didst ever thy dear father love, Ham.
Page 237 - I can perceive, their rigour proceedeth by their order from these men, because that the queen will not by any means be induced to lend her authority to prosecute the murder, nor will not consent by any persuasion to abandon the Lord Bothwell for her husband, but avoweth constantly that she will live and die with him...
Page 280 - I can understand," proceeds our authority,2 " in the case of the Queen's refusal to these their demands, they mind to proceed, both with violence and force, as well for the coronation of the Prince as for the overthrow of the Queen. At this present the Countess of Moray, wife to the Earl of Moray, is with the Queen at Lochleven. I do perceive, if these men cannot by fair means induce the Queen to their purpose, they mean to charge her with these three crimes : Tyranny, for breach and violation of...
Page 38 - She once had her baftard brother and his adherents under her feet; but too eafily forgave them. She once had all her other rebels under the harrows of the law ; but too readily releafed them. The former rofe in rebellion, and were defeated. The latter murdered her foreign fecretary in her prefence, and even imprifoned her own perfon in her palace; and yet were overpowered by the management of the Queen, and the fidelity of her peers. And fhe not only allowed r MARY QJJEEN OF SCOTS.
Page 268 - It behooved us, assuredly, to have recommended the soul of our prince and of the most part of ourselves to God's hands; and, as we may firmly believe, the soul also of our sovereign the queen, who should not have lived with him half a year to an end, as may be conjectured by the short time they lived together, and the maintaining of his other wife at home in his...
Page 106 - Good. ii. 252. They assembled accordingly, at Hampton Court, December 14. and 15. 1568 ; and, " The originals of the letters supposed to be written with the* Queen of Scots' own hand, were then also presently produced and perused ; and, being read, were duly conferred and compared, for the manner of writing, and fashion of orthography, with sundry other letters long since heretofore written, and sent by the said Queen of Scots to the Queen's Majesty. In collation whereof no difference was found.
Page 278 - Tyranny, for breach and violation of their laws and decrees of the realm, as well that which they call common laws as their statute laws ; and, namely, the breach of those statutes which were enacted in her absence, and without her consent.
Page 528 - SUPERSCRIBED to Bothwell originally; yet they appeared NOT fuperfcribed afterwards. They were all DATED, both in time and place, BEFORE and DURING their appearance at York, but NOT after it.
Page 40 - ... that affection of the heart, which does it moft credit, in reality, becomes its greateft reproach in the eyes of the many. A generous confidence in the virtue of others, is the mark of a foul, confcious of the energy of virtue in itfelf, buoyed up by its own vigour within, and not yet drawn down by the attraction of earth below. Mary's was of this kind. Time, if time had been allowed her, would have forced her to learn the neceflary wifdom of the world.

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