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" It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the age in which he lived. Happy ! had he reigned in a kingdom more civilized; his love of peace, of justice, and of elegance, would have rendered his schemes successful... "
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ... - Page 8
by Horace Walpole, Thomas Park - 1806
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The history of Scotland, during the reigns of queen Mary and of ..., Volume 1

William Robertson - 1771
...reafon to apprehend danger, than to expect defence, from their hands. It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the...in a kingdom more civilized; his love of peace, of juftice, and of elegance, would have rendered his fchemes fuccefsful; and inftead of perifhing becaufe...
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The history of Scotland during the reigns of Queen Mary and of ..., Volume 1

William Robertson, T. Cadell, En Dieu est tout - History - 1781 - 550 pages
...reafon to apprehend danger, than to expect defence from their hands. It was the /misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the...in a kingdom more civilized ; his love of peace, of juftice, and of elegance, would have rendered his fchemes fucceffful ; and inftead of perifhing becaufe...
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The modern part of An universal history, from the earliest ..., Volume 41

World history - 1784
...that his views were invariably directed to the good of his people. But it was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the age in which he lived. He was buried, according to Abercromby, in the church of the Chartreux at Perth, and left behind him...
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The History of Scotland During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of ..., Volume 1

William Robertson - 1794
...reafon to apprehend danger, than to expeft defence, from their hands. It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the...in a kingdom more civilized ; his love of peace, of juftice, and of elegance, would have rendered his fchemes fuccefsful; and inftead of perifhing becaufe...
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A journey from Edinburgh through parts of North Britain, Volume 1

Alexander Campbell - 1802
...the whole race of our Scotifh monarchs. " It was the misfortune of James (fays an elegant author), that his maxims and manners were too refined for the age in which he lived." It remains now to mention fome particulars refpecling aa error into which, according to the learned...
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A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain: Containing Remarks ...

Alexander Campbell - Scotland - 1802
...public lamentation. James I. of Scotland, all agree, was a wife, accomplifhed, magnanimous priace. " Happy had he reigned in a kingdom more civilized ! His love of peace, of juftice, and of elegance, would have rendered his fchemes fuccefsful ; and, inftead of perifhing becaufe...
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Beauties of Dr. Robertson: Containing the Most Prominent and Interesting ...

William Robertson - Europe - 1810 - 366 pages
...near Perth, and was soon after murdered there in the most cruel manner. It was the misfortune of James that his maxims and manners were too refined for the...have rendered his schemes successful, and instead of his perishing because he attempted too much, a grateful people would have applauded and seconded his...
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Sketches of the Present Manners, Customs, and Scenery of Scotland ..., Volume 2

Elizabeth Isabella Spence - Scotland - 1811
...'« in every succeeding age." .Robertson likewise observes, " that it was the mis" fortune of James, that his maxims and manners **'were too refined for..." Happy had he reigned in a kingdom more civilized ; * hi» love of peace, of justice, and of elegance, would " have rendered his schemes successful ;...
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The historical works of William Robertson, with an account of his life and ...

William Robertson, George Gleig (bp. of Brechin.) - 1813
...reason to apprehend danger, than to expect defence, from their hands. It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the...of peace, of justice, and of elegance, would have BOOK rendered his schemes successful ; and, instead of perish— -' --- intr because he had attempted...
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The History of Scotland, Volume 1

William Robertson - 1817
...reason to apprehend danger, than to expect defence, from their hands. It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the...peace, of justice, and of elegance, would have rendered liis schemes successful ; and, instead of perishing because he had attempted too much, a grateful people...
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