A General History of the Lives, Trials, and Executions of All the Royal and Noble Personages, that Have Suffered in Great-Britain and Ireland for High Treason, Or Other Crimes: From the Accession of Henry VIII. to the Throne of England, Down to the Present Time : with a Circumstantial Narrative of Their Behaviour During Confinement, and at the Place of Execution : to which is Added, a Particular Account of the Rebellions in England, Scotland, and Ireland, for the Two Last Centuries : Compiled ... from the Best Histories, and Most Authentic Memoirs, Volume 2

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Page 88 - things written with my hand, contrary to the •' truth which I thought in my heart, and written
Page 264 - as follows : ELIZABETH, by the grace of God, of *' England, France, and Ireland, queen, defender " of the faith, &c. To the moft reverend father ** in Chrift, John,
Page 20 - Bilney was the inftrument whereby " God called me to knowledge : for I may thank " him, next to God, for that knowledge that I " have in the word of God; for I was as
Page 341 - unlefs he likewife prove, that the French letters, " as we now have them, are a true copy of thofe *' which were produced by Murray and his party " in the Scots parliament, and at York and Weft
Page 43 - to his fhirt, which he thrufted between his legs, where he had a pound of gunpowder in a bladder, and under each arm the like quantity delivered him by the guard. A flood of tears burft from the eyes of all the
Page 43 - thy goodnefs, that in the fire I break not " the rules of patience ; or elfe afluage the terror *' of the pains, as fhall feem moft to thy glory." When prayer was done, he prepared himfelf
Page 390 - production was generated, our author may endeavour to find out, if he can. As to his fecond aflertion, that it was regularly and judicially given in, and therefore ought to have been canvafled by Mary during the conferences. We have already feen that this likewife is not
Page 385 - at the time of Paris's death, that he had vindicated the queen with his dying breath ; the behaviour of Murray, Morton, Buchanan, and even of Hay, the attefter of this pretended confe,ffion, on that occafion ; their clofe and referved filence, at the time
Page 20 - and againft his opinions. Bilney heard me at that " time, and perceived that I was zealous without " knowledge, and came to me 'afterwards in my
Page 317 - to my difhonour and fclander: and thair ar " divers in Scotlande, baith men and women, that '" can counterfeit my hand-writing, and write the