Lives of the queens of Scotland and English princesses connected with the royal succession of Great Britain. By A. [and E.] Strickland

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Page 288 - On his bold visage middle age Had slightly pressed its signet sage, Yet had not quenched the open truth And fiery vehemence of youth ; Forward and frolic glee was there, The will to do, the soul to dare, The sparkling glance, soon blown to fire, Of hasty love or headlong ire.
Page 403 - I cannot tell — chuse ye the place ; but this," continued he, " I can tell you, ere Yule Day ye will be masterless, and the realm without a king." A low nervous fever was on him, attended with so much irritability that no one durst contradict him ; but ever and anon he broke forth into his wonted lamentation, — " Fie, fled is Oliver ! — is Oliver ta'en...
Page 315 - Magdalene endeared herself for ever to the affections of the people by the sensibility she manifested on that occasion ; for when ' she first stepped on Scottish ground, she knelt, and, bowing herself down, kissed the moulds thereof for the love she bore the King, returned thanks to God for having brought the King and her safely through the seas, and prayed for the happiness of the country.
Page 45 - The young queen met her royal lord at the doorway of her great chamber. The King of Scotland uncovered his head and made a deep obeisance to her, while she made a lowly reverence to him. He then took her hand and kissed her, and saluted all her ladies by kissing them. It was noticed that he welcomed the chivalric Earl of Surrey with especial cordiality. " Then the King of Scotland took the Queen on one side, and they communed together for a long space. She held good manner, (was unembarrassed ;)...
Page 398 - Pack you, ye javellis ; 2 get you to your charges, and reform your own lives, and be not instruments of discord betwixt my nobility and me, or else I avow to God I shall reform you, not as the King of Denmark, by imprisonment...
Page 13 - I, Patrick, Earl of Bothwell, Procurator of the right high and mighty Prince James, by the grace of God King of Scotland, my sovereign lord, having sufficient...
Page 13 - ... grace of God King of England, &c., and Elizabeth, Queen of the same, &c., do here contract matrimony with thee, Margaret, and take thee unto and for the wife and spouse of my said sovereign lord, James, King of Scotland. All others for thee he forsaketh, in and during his and thine lives natural ; ' and thereto I plight and give thee his faith and troth, by power and authority committed and given to me.

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