History of Scotland, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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William Tait, 78, Prince's Street., 1834 - Scotland
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Page 474 - ... so to spoil and turn upside down the cardinal's town of St Andrews, as the upper stone may be the nether, and not one stick stand by another, sparing no creature alive within the same, specially such as either in friendship or blood be allied to the cardinal.
Page 422 - Oh, thou Saviour of the world, have mercy on me. Father of Heaven, I commend my spirit into thy holy hands...
Page 473 - Scotland was delayed for a season, they command him, in the mean time, to make an inroad into Scotland, " there to put all to fire and sword, to burn Edinburgh town, and to raze and deface it, when you have sacked it, and gotten what you can out of it, as that it may remain for ever a perpetual memory of the vengeance of God lighted upon it, for their falsehood and disloyalty. Do what you can...
Page 74 - My age renders my body of no use in battle, and my counsel is despised ; but I leave my two sons and the vassals of Douglas in the field : may old Angus's foreboding prove unfounded...
Page 389 - His majesty hath willed us to signify unto your lordship, that his highness reputing the fact not meet to be set forward expressly by his majesty, will not seem to have to do in it, and yet not misliking the offer, thinketh good, that Mr. Sadler...
Page 79 - The determined valour of James, imprudent as it was, had the effect of rousing to a pitch of desperation the courage of the meanest soldiers ; and the ground becoming soft and slippery from blood, they pulled off their boots and shoes, and secured a firmer footing by fighting in their hose. " It is owned," says Abercromby, " that both parties did wonders, but none on either side performed more than the King himself.
Page 359 - Husband, rejoice, for we have lived together many joyful days; but this day in which we must die ought to be most joyful to us both, because we must have joy for ever. Therefore I will not bid you good night, for we shall suddenly meet with joy in the kingdom of heaven.
Page 82 - Lawers, and five peers' eldest sons, besides La Motte, the French ambassador, and the secretary of the king. The names of the gentry who fell are too numerous for recapitulation, since there were few families of note in Scotland which did not lose one relative or another, whilst some houses had to weep the death of all. It is from this cause that the sensations of sorrow and national lamentation occasioned by the defeat were peculiarly poignant and lasting; so that to this day few Scotsmen can hear...
Page 12 - He accordingly despatched his commissioners, the bishop of Glasgow, the earl of Bothwell his high admiral, and Andrew Forman apostolical prothonotary, to meet with those of Henry; and after some interval of debate and negotiation, the marriage treaty was concluded and signed in the palace of Richmond, on the 24th of January, 1502...
Page 119 - I can to make division and debate, to the intent that, if the Duke will not apply himself, that then debate may grow that it shall be impossible for him to do justice ; and for that intended purpose I have the master of Kilmaurs kept in my house secretly, which is one of the greatest parties in Scotland. . . . And also I have secret messages from the Earl of Angus and others, . . . and also four hundred outlaws, and giveth them rewards, that burneth and destroyeth daily in Scotland, all being Scotsmen...

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