History of Scotland: From the accession of Mary Stewart to the revolution of 1689 (Google eBook)

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University Press, 1902 - Scotland
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Straightforward history of what was known at the time, basically from the Roman invasions to the death of James V Read full review


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Page 273 - ... ends slightly with the wet end of a napkin. His legs were very weak, having had (as was thought) some foul play in his youth, or rather before he was born, that he was not able to stand at seven years of age, that weakness made him ever leaning on other men's shoulders; his walk was ever circular, his fingers ever in that walk fiddling about his cod-piece.
Page 355 - And indeed we have much hope in the Lord; of whose mercy we have had large experience.
Page 381 - ... the enactment to this effect was repealed on the restoration of Presbyterian Church government (1640, c. 7.) Fourth. A like acknowledgment, that the Sovereign was " the only supreme governor of this kingdom over all persons and in all causes
Page 273 - He was of a middle stature, more corpulent through his clothes than in his body, yet fat enough, his clothes ever being made large and easy, the doublets quilted for stiletto proof, his breeches in great plaits and full stuffed ; he was naturally of a timorous disposition, which was the reason of his quilted doublets...
Page 303 - On all sides it was recognised that the reign of bishops was at an end. " Now," Archbishop Spottiswoode is reported to have exclaimed, " now all that we have been doing these thirty years past is thrown down at once...
Page 55 - In despite of you and your ministers both," she told the two deputies, "they shall be banished out of Scotland, albeit they preached as truly as ever did St. Paul." When they reminded her of her previous promises, she replied in words that were never forgotten, and which her grandson, James VI, recalled and laid to heart in his own dealings with his subjects. "It became not subjects," she said, "to burden their princes further than it pleaseth them to keep the same.
Page 115 - Moray had become regent treasonable and of none effect ; and a bond drawn up by the nobility for the defence of their sovereign, and her restitution to her crown and kingdom, which in the enthusiasm of the moment was signed by nine earls, nine bishops, eighteen lords, twelve abbots and priors, and nearly one hundred barons.
Page 130 - ... for so much as there has been nothing deduced against them, as yet, that may impair their honour or allegiances; and, on the other part, there had been nothing sufficiently produced nor shown by them against the Queen, their sovereign, whereby the Queen of England should conceive or take any evil opinion of the Queen, her good sister, for anything yet seen...
Page 273 - ... came in his presence, insomuch, as many for shame have left the room, as being out of countenance; his beard was very thin: his tongue too large for his mouth, which ever made him speak full in the mouth, and made him drink very uncomely, as if eating his drink, which came out into the cup of each side of his mouth; his skin as soft as taffeta sarsnet, which felt so, because he never washed his hands, only rubbed his fingers...
Page 449 - We were indeed amazed to see a poor commonalty so capable to argue upon points of government, and on the bounds to be set to the power of princes in matters of religion.

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