The works of William Robertson, D.D., with an account of his life and writings (Google eBook)

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1824
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Page 144 - With regard to the queen's person, a circumstance not to be omitted in writing the history of a female reign, all contemporary authors agree in ascribing to Mary the utmost beauty of countenance and elegance of shape of which the human form is capable. Her hair was black, though, according to the fashion of that age, she frequently wore borrowed locks, and of different colours.
Page 261 - I do believe the principal part of her disease to consist of a deep grief and sorrow. Nor does it seem possible to make her forget the same. Still she repeats these words,
Page 424 - Majesty, which being given to me by the said persons, as God shall be my judge, was no other than these words, " Schaw to the Earl Morton that the Queen will hear no speech of that matter appointed unto him...
Page 335 - ... are already given and granted ; no man pleaseth her that contenteth not him ; and what may I say more, she hath given over to him her whole will, to be ruled and guided as himself best liketh...
Page 238 - James acquired such an immense accession of wealth, of power, and of splendour, that the nobles, astonished and intimidated, thought it vain to struggle for privileges which they were now unable to defend. Nor was it from fear alone that they submitted to the yoke : James, partial to his countrymen, and willing that they should partake in his good fortune, loaded them with riches and honours; and the hope of his favour concurred with the dread of his power, in taming their fierce and independent...
Page 35 - Ballanden, his servant, holding up the other oxter (armpit) from the abbey to the parish kirk, and, by the said Richard and another servant, lifted up to the pulpit where he behoved to lean at his first entry ; but ere he had done with his sermon, he was so active and vigorous that he was like to ding the pulpit in blads (splinters) and fly out of it.
Page 284 - ... least allow that the queen's enemies, who employed these forgers, could not be ignorant of the design and meaning of these short notes and memorandums ; but we find them mistaking them so far as to imagine that they were the credit of the bearer, ie points concerning which the queen had given him verbal instructions. Good.
Page 314 - This being done, the lords departed and accompanied the duke, all as far as the bow (which is the gate going out of the high street), and many down into the palace where he lieth. The town all in armour, the trumpets sounding, and other music such as they have.
Page 433 - I answered he should be'my witness in that. . The 9th day we sent to court to crave audience, which we got the 10th day ; at the first, she said a thing long looked for should be welcome when it comes, I would now see your master's offers.
Page 359 - Bothell, she should acknowledge herself to be with child of a bastard, and to have forfeited her honour, which she will not do to die for it ; I have perswadcd her to save her own life and her child, to choose the least hard condition.

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