Letters of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland: Selected from the "Recueil Des Lettres de Marie Stuart" : Together with the Chronological Summary of Events During the Reign of the Queen of Scotland

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C. Dolman, 1845 - Queens - 396 pages
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Page v - ... him, where he might see the queen dancing to a little fiddle ; which was to no other end than that he should tell his master, by her youthful disposition, how likely he was to come to the possession of the crown he so much thirsted after...
Page 165 - I have endured injuries, calumnies, imprisonment, famine, cold, heat, flight, not knowing whither, ninety-two miles across the country without stopping or alighting, and then I have had to sleep upon the ground, and drink sour milk, and eat oatmeal without bread, and have been three nights like the owls, without a female in this country, where, to crown all, I am little else than a prisoner.
Page 34 - Bothell, she should acknowledge herself to be with child of a bastard, and to have forfeited her honour, which she will not do to die for it ; I have perswaded her to save her own life and her child, to choose the least hard condition.
Page 34 - I have also persuaded her to conform herself to renounce Bothell for her husband, and to be contented to suffer a divorce to pass betwixt them ; she hath sent me word that she will in no...
Page 246 - Monsieur dc la Mothe advises me to entreat that my cousin of Guise, my grandmother, and you, will write some civil letters to Leicester, thanking him for his courtesy to me, as if he had done much for me ; and by the same medium send him some handsome present, which will do me much good. He takes great delight in furniture. If you send him some crystal cup in your name, and allow me to pay for it, or some fine Turkey carpet, or such like, as you may think most fitting, it will perhaps save me this...
Page xxvii - Hatton said unto me. Gif it wer not in the Quenis presens and hall he suld put a dagger to the hart of that Frenche knaif Bastien, whom he allegit did it for dispyt that the Quen maid mair of them then of the Frenchemen. I...
Page vii - Servais send tua pair schettis, with tua unce of small blak sewing silk; als ye sall caus him send me all the dry dames plowmis that he hes, togither with the peris he hes. This ze will nocht faill to do, as doubt nocht bot ze will, atour ze sall caus mak ane dozen of rasene nedillis and mowlis and send me; and speir at Servais gif he hes ony uthir covering of beddis to me nor grein, and send me to put under the tother covering.
Page xxvi - ... or romples they all set down upon the " bair flure behind the bak of the burd that they suld not see them selves
Page 225 - ... God to restore me to liberty I shall never be wanting to any of you, but will remember you all according to my ability. For the present I have written to my ambassador for your sustenance, not having it in my power to do better for you, as I could wish. And now, at your departing, I charge you all, in the name of God and for my blessing, that you be good servants of God, and not to murmur against Him for any affliction that may befall you, for thus He visits His own. I recommend to you the faith...
Page 32 - I perceived," Le Croc wrote, on the evening of her marriage-day, " a strange formality between her and her husband, which she begged me to excuse, saying that if I saw her sad, it was because she did not wish to be happy, as she said she never could be, wishing only for death. Yesterday, being all alone in a closet with the Earl Bothwell, she called aloud for them to give her a knife to kill herself with. Those who were in the room adjoining the 'closet heard her.

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