Basile the Jester: A Romance of the Days of Mary Queen of Scots

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New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897 - 374 pages
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Page 204 - It struck me much the same way, answered Darnley; and I have fears enough, but may God judge between us, I have her promise only to trust to ; but I have put myself in her hands, and I shall go with her, though she should murder me.
Page 198 - Argile and Sir James Balfour ; it declared their resolution to cut off the king as a young fool and tyrant, who was an enemy to the nobility, and had conducted himself in an intolerable manner to the queen...
Page 227 - ... others were terrified and irresolute ; and in the confusion one nobleman, the Earl of Eglinton, contrived to make his escape ; but the rest, both Papist and Protestant, were overawed into compliance, and affixed their signatures to a Bond, in which they declared their conviction of Bothwell's innocence, and recommended " this noble and mighty lord...
Page 175 - for the removing of the evil opinion which the good subjects may be induced to conceive through such false reports and seditious rumours, hath, as well to the Queen's Majesty as in the presence of the Lords of Secret Council, plainly declared upon his honour, fidelity, and the word of a Prince, that he never knew of any part of the said treasonable conspiracy whereof he is slanderously and falsely accused, nor never counselled, commanded, consented, assisted, nor approved the same.
Page 227 - The others, with disgraceful cowardice, affixed their signatures to a bond, in which they declared their conviction of Bothwell's innocence, promised to defend him against all traducers, and recommended " this noble and mighty lord " as a suitable husband for the Queen, whose continuance in solitary widowhood was, they said, injurious to the interests of the commonwealth.* They further engaged to maintain Bothwell's pretensions to the Queen's hand with their lives and fortunes ; and if they failed...
Page 277 - Interrupting him at these words, she said vehemently : ' They show their affection very ill, by running counter to what they have signed, and by accusing the man whom they acquitted, and to whom they have married me.
Page 280 - June 16th, vance, assured them of victory, taunted them with cowardice, but all to so little purpose, that when Grange at the head of his troops, began to wheel round the hill so as to turn their flank, the panic became general, and the queen and Bothwell were left with only sixty gentlemen, and the band of hackbutters.1 It was his design to throw himself between Dunbar and this little force, thus cutting off Bothwell's escape, but Mary perceived it, and sent the laird of Ormiston to demand a parley....
Page 211 - ... of common stuff, and left his apartments, followed by Dalgleish, Paris, Wilson, and Powrie. In the hope of attracting less attention, he went down the staircase which led from Holyrood into the queen's garden, and directed his course towards the southern gate. The two sentinels on guard, seeing a party of men coming along this unusual path at so late an hour, challenged them :
Page 215 - The king's house is blown up, and I trow the king is slain ! " " Fie I Treason ! " exclaimed the lord, who, hastily putting on his clothes, went to the queen's house.
Page 374 - The coustruction oftlie story is more like Doyle than Russell, but it resembles the latter's sea stories in its careful attention to detail. There is also careful delineation of character. In an introduction is an interesting sketch of Russell and his writings, and the book has full-page illustrations by A. Burnham Saute and others.

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