History of remarkable conspiracies connected with European history, during the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Page 15 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.
Page 26 - There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceased ; The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 41 - ... called for the parting cup, and every one present drank before retiring to rest. Shortly after midnight, Graham, with three hundred Athole Highlanders, was in possession of the convent, having entered without being observed, or meeting with the slightest interruption. The king was in his own apartment, standing before the fireplace in a kind of undress, gaily conversing with the queen and a few of her ladies, when suddenly he heard the clashing of arms in the courtyard, and the flashes of torches...
Page 44 - Queen stood half undressed, shrieking aloud ; and one of the brutal assassins attacked, wounded, and would have slain her, had it not been for a son of Sir Robert Graham, who said to him, " What would you do to the Queen ? She is but a woman Let us seek the King.
Page 99 - ... black bends thereon, that they might be known for Cochran the Earl of Mar's men. Himself was clad in a riding-pie of black velvet, with a great chain of gold about his neck, to the value of five...
Page 227 - Sixth, having found great fault with Knox for approving of the assassination of Riccio, one of the ministers said, that the slaughter of David, as far as it was the work of God, was allowed by Mr Knox, and not otherwise.
Page 220 - ... filled with astonishment. It struck terror, in a particular manner, into the inhabitants of the Low Countries ; who saw how vain it was to expect mercy from a prince, who had so obstinately refused to exercise it towards his own son ; whose only crime, they believed, was his attachment to them, and his compassion for their calamities.* * Watson's History of Philip II.
Page 143 - Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest, For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men; Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.
Page 278 - One Colvil hath sent the King the collection of the fortune to befall Gowrye, upon his nativity, written with the Earl's hand, in French, at Orleans, and there found, containing that he should return, be in great credit, seek for a wife, and yet dye with his sword in his hand, before he should be married.
Page 79 - ... which to this day they read from the pulpit. Among the sins national and personal there confessed, are the act of Queen Anne's Parliament for tolerating the Episcopal religion in Scotland, the act for adjourning the Court of Session during the Christmas holidays; ' as also the penal statutes against ' witches have been repealed by Parliament, contrary * to the express law of God.'* The Seceders comprehend a very large body of the populace in Scotland.

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