The Spottiswoode Miscellany: A Collection of Original Papers and Tracts, Illustrative Chiefly of the Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland, Volume 1

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James Maidment
Spottiswoode society, 1844 - Scotland
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Page 420 - above the middle size, but stoops excessively; he appears " bloated and red in the face ; his countenance heavy and " sleepy, which is attributed to his having given into excess " of drinking : but when a young man he must have been "esteemed handsome. His complexion is of the fair tint, "his eyes blue, his hair light brown, and the contour of his "face a long oval; he is by no means thin, has a noble per"son, and a graceful manner. His dress was scarlet laced
Page 240 - What portion have we in David ? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse : to your tents, O Israel : now see to thine own house, David.
Page 240 - Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel ; and they said, Nay ; but we will have a king over us ; that we also may be like all the nations ; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
Page 406 - Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 412 - Such language at Rome appeared to me a jest ; I stared at the doctor, who added that the Pretender (whom he called King) had prevailed with the late Pope to grant licence for having divine service, according to the rules of the church of England, performed in his palace, for the benefit of the protestant gentlemen of his suite, his domesticks and travellers ; and that one Dr.
Page 420 - His dress was scarlet, laced with broad gold lace; he wears the blue riband outside of his coat, from which depends a cameo antique, as large as the palm of my hand; and he wears the same garter and motto as those of the noble Order of St George in England. Upon the whole, he has a melancholy, mortified appearance.
Page 419 - I knew before, that no gentlemen of the British empire make themselves known to him, but, on the contrary, avoid it, except such as declare themselves disaffected to the present royal family ; at least, so it is understood at Rome. I had also heard that he politely avoided embarrassing them by throwing himself in their way ; but as I am not a man, it struck me as very ridiculous for me, a woman, not to reply to the Pretender if he spoke to me, as such a caution would bear the appearance of passing...
Page 417 - After we had eat and drank very heartily, the Princess told us we must go and see her son, which could not be refused. He is really a fine, promising child, and is attended by English women, mostly Protestants, which the Princess observed to us, saying that, as she believed he was to live and die...
Page 218 - Several persons of quality were con40 demned for being with them : and they were proceeded against both with severity and with indignities. The preachers thundered in their pulpits against all that did the work of the Lord deceitfully ; and cried out against all that were for moderate proceedings, as guilty of the blood that had been shed. Thine eye shall not pity, and thou shalt not spare...
Page 355 - Rex Scotorum omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis salutem. Sciatis nos cum avisamento autoritate et consensu carissimi consanguinei et tutoris nostri Johannis Ducis Albanie etc.

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