The History of Scotland: From Agricola's Invasion to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 3

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W. Blackwood, 1867 - Scotland
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Page 432 - ... so to spoil and turn upside down the cardinal's town of St Andrew's, as the upper stone may be the nether, and not one stick stand by another, sparing no creature alive within the same, specially such as either in friendship or blood be allied to the cardinal.
Page 246 - 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 464 - His majesty hath willed us to signify unto your lordship that his highness, reputing the fact not meet to be set forward expressly by his majesty, will not seem to have to do in it ; and yet, not misliking the offer, thinketh good that Mr Sadler...
Page 464 - ... execution of it ; believing, verily, to do thereby not only an acceptable service to the king's majesty, but also a special benefit to the realm of Scotland, and would trust verily the king's majesty would consider his service in the same ; as you doubt not, of his accustomed goodness to them which serve him, but he would do the same to him.
Page 168 - Hereto he is one the lightest, delyverst, best spoken, fairest archer; devoutest, most perfect and truest to his lady of all the knights that ever I was acquainted with.
Page 432 - there to put all to fire and sword, to burn Edinburgh town, and to raze and deface it, when you have sacked it, and gotten what you can out of it, as that it may remain for ever a perpetual memory of the vengeance of God lighted upon it for their falsehood and disloyalty. Do what you can...
Page 246 - After the battle, the bodie of the said king, being found, was closed in lead, and conveyed from thence to London, and to the monasterie of Sheyne, in Surry, where it remained for a time, in what order I am not certaine ; but, since the dissolution of that house, in the reign of...
Page 175 - ... his going on an expedition to France, little was gained by his remaining at home. If much of the future of Scotland depended on his capacity for government, the country's prospects were poor ; and yet, as we shall see, he had tastes and aspirations which have been the most valuable gifts of public men dealing with different conditions. His domestic history was tragical as well as miserable ; and though he was said to be of gentle nature, yet there is little doubt that he was the author of events...
Page 353 - Highness's servants' (I am quoting a letter of Sir Thomas Clifford to Henry VIII.) — ' did come on board in the king's ship, and, being on their knees before him, thanked God of his healthful and sound repair; showing how that they had long looked for him, and how they were oppressed, slain, and murdered; desiring him for God's sake to come in, and all should be his.
Page 476 - Yes, I know it well; for I see the steeple of that place where God first in public opened my mouth to His glory ; and I am fully persuaded, how weak that ever I now appear, that I shall not depart this life till that my tongue shall glorify His godly name in the same place.

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