The History of Scotland, Volume 2

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Blackie, Fullarton, 1827 - Scotland
 

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Page 259 - Since the which time workmen there, for their foolish pleasure, hewed off his head ; and Lancelot Young, Master Glazier to Queen Elizabeth, feeling a sweet savour to come from thence, and seeing the same dried from all moisture, and yet the form remaining, with the hair of the head, and beard, red, brought it to London, to his house in Wood Street, where for a time he kept it for...
Page 250 - Lyndsay of the Mount, a man of unsuspected probity and veracity, attached to literature, and during life invariably opposed to falsehood, from whom unless I had received the story, as narrated, vouched as true, I had omitted to notice it, as one of the commonly reported fables.
Page 259 - Young, master glazier to her majesty, feeling a sweet savour to come from thence, and seeing the same dried from all moisture, and yet the form remaining, with the hair of the head, and beard red, brought it to London to his house in Wood Street, where for a time he kept it for the sweetness, but in the end caused the sexton of that church to bury it amongst other bones taken out of their charnel, &c.
Page 90 - There is a report current," says Buchanan, " although I do not find it mentioned by any historian, that the king sent the heads of her father, husband, and children, to Isabella, on purpose to try whether so violent a woman, in a paroxysm of grief, as sometimes happens, might not betray the secrets of her soul ; but she, though affected at the unexpected sight, used no intemperate expressions.
Page 356 - Winram then asked whether the prisoner would be allowed the communion of the holy body and blood of the Saviour ? when the other priests, after having consulted a little together, gave it as their opinion, " that it did not appear proper that an obstinate heretic, condemned by the Church, should have any Church privileges.
Page 495 - There she looked earnestly upon that body, the handsomest of his age, but gave no sign by which the secret emotions of her heart could be discovered.
Page 356 - Wishart, if, according to Christ's appointment, it be shown forth in both kinds, namely, in both bread and wine. Winram, on this, returned to the bishops, and having informed them that the prisoner solemnly affirmed his innocence of the crimes with which he was charged, and that he did not say so to deprecate his impending death, but only to leave a testimony to men, of that innocence which was known to God, the cardinal, inflamed with rage, replied ; — As for you, we know very well already what...
Page 227 - The king caused it be carefully brought up, and educated, particularly in music, in which it wonderfully excelled. It also learned different languages, and in their various inclinations, the two bodies appeared to disagree between themselves, sometimes disputing, each preferring different objects, and sometimes consulting, as if for the common pleasure of both...
Page 358 - This flame occasions trouble to my body, indeed, but it hath in no wise broken my spirit. But he who now so proudly looks down upon me from yonder lofty...
Page 493 - England, 1887, viii. 163). Buchanan states that after Mary had left him, Darnley was somewhat disturbed by a remark she had made that ' it was about this time last year, that David Rizzio was slain ' (Aikman's Buchanan, ii. 493). Calderwood (ii. 344) has borrowed this from Buchanan. Drury was informed that he went over the 55th Psalm a few hours before his death. He had said to some that he would be slain, and complained of his harsh treatment (Tytler's Scotland, v. 520 ; Foreign Calendar, Elizabeth...

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