Secret History of the Court of James the First, Volume 2
General Books LLC, 2009 - 178 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811. Excerpt: ... TO THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THIS NATION, ASSEMBLED IN THIS PRESENT PARLIAMENT. Right Honorable Senators, Wandering in the circumference of my contemplations, to finde out what was most su table to present to the supremacy of parliament, under such a divine revolution as God hath brought to pass instrumentally by your wisdom and direction, and his heavenly providence; in this wide field, the omnipotent guided my thoughts to dedicate a discourse to your honourable hands, concerning the fatal catastrophe of the last house had superintendencie over us to the time the Almighty put the stern of this common-wealth into a parliamentary power, which I most humbly wish our celestial Creator to continue, till a snail be able to creep over the whole globe of the earth. In the mean while, I crave your pardon that I have not so distinctly in order laid down many remarkable passages worthy recite, my papers being remote a great distance from me: yet, by Gods grace, I have composed a little enchiridion of divers remarkable events have happened out, to prove Gods just revenging hand on the family of the kingly Stuarts of Scotland, and justified your proceedings, and proved that the heavie weight of sin hath given a downfal justly imposed by providence from above; my observations reaching no higher then from the King of Scots being taken prisoner at Muscleborough-field, ' in Edward the Sixth his reign. We shall find below that the supposed captivity of James V. at the battle of Musselborough, or Pinkie, is improved into his being slain there. The battle of Musselborough was fought, 1547. James V. died in 1542. Now, therefore, I thrice humbly desire your patronage, especially finding by experience the composition and stile of this present narrative will incur the displeasur...
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