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Basile the Jester: A Romance of the Days of Mary Queen of Scots (1897)
Joyce Emmerson Muddock
No preview available - 2008
Adrienne de Bois Adrienne's answered arms art thou asked Aunt Julie Basile the Jester Bastian beautiful better Bomcester Borthwick Castle castle Court cried danger dare dark Darnley Dauphiness David Rizzio dear death door dost thou Earl of Bothwell Edinburgh enemy escape exclaimed eyes face faith father fear feeling felt fool foster-mother Francois Francois's give thee Grace hand hast thou hath heart Helen Helen Macdonald honour hope husband Jacques Jedburgh knave knew lady Lilian lips looked Lord Bothwell Lord of Hawksvale Mademoiselle Adrienne Majesty's marriage Monsieur Renaud night palace passion poor Queen Queen of Scots Queen's Majesty Reibell remarked replied returned Rizzio seemed seized shouldst sigh smile soldiers stranger sweet tell thine thou art thou hast thou mayest thou shalt thou wilt thou wouldst thought thyself tone traitor turned uttered voice Wherefore woman words youth
Page 206 - 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 229 - ... 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 177 - 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 229 - 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 279 - 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 282 - 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 213 - ... 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 217 - 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 376 - 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.