History of Scotland, Volume 7

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William Tait, 1840 - Scotland
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Page 36 - All was now uproar and confusion; and though Mary earnestly implored them to have mercy, they were deaf to her entreaties : the table and lights were thrown down, Riccio was stabbed by Douglas over the queen's shoulder ; Car of Faudonside, one of the most ferocious of the conspirators, held a pistol to her breast, and...
Page 39 - Moray's foreknowledge of the murder that she instantly sent for him, and throwing herself into his arms in an agony of tears, exclaimed, " If my brother had been here he never would have suffered me to have been thus cruelly handled.
Page 67 - The Queen behaved herself admirably well all the time of the baptism, and showed so much earnestness to entertain all the goodly company in the best manner, that this made her forget, in a good measure, her former ailments. But I am of the mind...
Page 35 - Mary, who was now seven months gone with child, started up in terror, commanding him to be gone ; but ere the words were uttered, torches gleamed in the outer room, a confused noise of voices and weapons was heard, and the next moment George Douglas, Car of Faudonside, and other conspirators, rushed...
Page 134 - Bothwell became greatly alarmed, and at last asked the queen whether she would keep the promise of fidelity which she had made to him. She answered yes, and gave him her hand upon it. He then mounted his horse, and fled with a few attendants.
Page 433 - God, and the just laws of society, had forfeited their lives, by the commission of flagrant crimes, such as notorious murderers and tyrants, might warrantably be put to death by private individuals ; provided all redress, in the ordinary course of justice, was rendered impossible, in consequence of the offenders having usurped the 'executive authority, or being systematically protected by oppressive rulers.
Page 83 - Amid the conflicting stories of the ruffians who were executed, it is difficult to arrive at the whole truth ? But no doubt rests on the part acted by Bothwell, the arch-conspirator. He had quitted the king's apartments with the queen, and joined the festivities in the palace, from which about midnight he stole away, changed his rich dress, and rejoined the murderers who waited for him at the Kirk of Field.
Page 106 - A week later he gave a supper and "induced" some of the lords to sign a bond declaring their belief in his innocence and readiness to support his marriage with the Queen. Mary herself was reported as saying that she cared not to lose France, England, and her own country for him, and would go with him to the world's end in a white petticoat ere she left him.
Page 403 - Lawson (this was his successor), fight a good fight. Do the work of the Lord with courage and with a willing mind, and God from above bless you and the church whereof you have the charge. Against it, so long as it continueth in the doctrine of truth, the gates of hell shall not prevail.
Page 63 - Grace's nobility and council, that shall find the means that your Majesty shall be quit of him without prejudice of your son. And albeit that my Lord of Murray here present be little less scrupulous for a Protestant than your Grace is for a Papist, I am assured he will look through his fingers thereto, and will behold our doings, saying nothing to the same.

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