The History of Scotland, Volume 3

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Blackie, Fullarton, 1827 - Scotland

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Page 455 - in that glorious gallery, while about seventy of the great courtiers, and other dissolute persons, were at basset round a large table; a bank of at least £2000 in gold before them, upon which the gentlemen who were with me made reflections with astonishment.
Page 455 - of God, it being Sunday, which this day se'enight I was witness of. The king sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine. A French boy singing love songs in that glorious gallery, while about seventy of the great courtiers, and other dissolute persons, were at basset round a large table; a bank of at least
Page 456 - he was desired to take the same, and endeavour to sleep, unto which he answered, ' It is not my design to drink, or to sleep, but my design is to make what haste I can to be gone.' Afterwards towards morning, using diverse holy expressions, implying much inward consolation and peace. Among the rest,
Page 129 - a synod of the most grave, pious, learned, and judicious divines of this island, assisted with some from foreign parts, professing the same religion with us, who may consider of all things necessary for the peace and good government of the church, and to represent the result of their consultations, to be allowed and confirmed,
Page 73 - may have swords and maces carried before me, and please myself with the sight of a crown and sceptre—though even these would not long flourish, when the stock upon which they grew was dead—but as to true and real power, I should remain but the outside, but the picture, but the sign of a king.
Page 242 - of the king's cost? or hath he given us any gift ? And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And
Page 527 - Lord! Now I begin my intercourse with God, which shall never be broken off. Farewell, father and mother, friends and relations; farewell the world and all its delights ! farewell meat and drink! farewell sun, moon, and stars; welcome God and Father! welcome sweet Lord Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant! Welcome blessed Spirit of grace,
Page 606 - That James VII. being a professed papist, did assume the royal power, and acted as king, without ever taking the oath required by law, and had, by the advice of evil and wicked counsellors, invaded the fundamental constitution of the kingdom, and altered it from a legal limited monarchy, to an arbitrary despotic power, and hath
Page 457 - Lord, although I am a miserable and wretched creature, I am in covenant with thce, through grace, and I may, I will come to thee for thy people, thou hast made me, though very unworthy, a mean instrument to do them some good, and
Page 115 - endeavour that they may remain conjoined in a firm peace and union, to all posterity, and that justice may be done upon the wilful opposers thereof, in manner expressed in the precedent article. VI. We shall also, according to our places and callings, in this common cause of religion, liberty, and peace of the kingdoms, assist

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