Mary queen of Scots vindicated. [With] Additions and corrections, Volume 1

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Page 317 - Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels...
Page 282 - 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 217 - 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 239 - 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 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 280 - 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 524 - 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 38 - Mary was one of those characters which we meet with very seldom in the world ; and which, whenever they appear, are applauded for their generosity by a few, and condemned for their simplicity by the many. They have an easy affiance of soul, that loves to repose confidence, even when confidence is weakness. They thus go on, still confiding, and still confounded ; unable to check the current of affiance which runs strong in their bosoms...
Page v - He generally took the fame ground which Mr. Goodall had taken before him. He' generally made ufe of his weapons. He brightened up fome. He ftrengthened others. With both and with his own, he drove the enemy out of the field. Dr. Robertfon quitted it directly.
Page 40 - And from this exertion of abufed confidence, fhe could never recover herfelf afterwards. Nor let her be too freely cenfured for all. In the prefent conftitution of things, where the original dignity of man is in a perpetual conflict with the introduced fpirit of...

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