The cabinet history of England, an abridgment of the chapters entitled 'Civil and military history' in the Pictorial history of England [by G.L. Craik and C. MacFarlane] with a continuation to the present time. 13 vols. [in 26].

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Page 12 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 230 - And as for the traitor Wyatt, he might peradventure write me a letter, but on my faith I never received any from him.
Page 85 - Cassillis's place, and were as able to do his majesty good service there, as he knoweth him to be, and thinketh a right good-will in him to do it, he would surely do what he could for the 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...
Page 154 - Morton replied with warmth, that they had taken arms not against the queen, but against the murderer of her husband ; and if he were given up to justice, or banished from her presence, she should find them ready to yield the obedience which is due from subjects to their sovereign. Glencairn added, that they did not come to ask pardon for any offence, but to punish those who had offended.
Page 205 - Ins army with witty persuasions, and also pacify and allay his enemies' pride with his stout courage, or else dissuade them, if need were, from their enterprise. Finally, said they, this is the short and long, the queen will in nowise grant that her father shall take it upon him." " Well," quoth the duke, " since ye think it good, I and mine will go, not doubting of your fidelity to the queen's majesty, which I leave in your custody...
Page 111 - Popish time, saving that he heard not the mass ; his speech and talk argueth his mind, and yet would he fain seem to the world that he were of some religion ; his words to all men, against whom he...
Page 159 - He shall be Lot's wife to me as long as I live. He was, I heard say, a covetous man, a covetous man indeed -" I would there were no more in England. He was, I heard say, an ambitious man : I would there were no more in England. He was, I heard say, a seditious man, a contemner of Common Prayer : I would there were no more in England. Well...
Page 93 - A good hearing it is when women become such clerks ; and a thing much to my comfort, to come in mine old days to be taught by my wife...
Page 32 - I do travail with her to know the cause, and then, as much as I can, I do labour to take away, or at the least, to mitigate the cause, and so I did at that time. I told her there was some new...
Page 231 - And the cause of the disappointment was this. Suddenly, on Sunday, late in the night, the Queen's Majesty sent for me and entered into a great misliking that the duke should die the next day and said she was and should be disquieted and said she would have a new warrant made that night to the sheriffs, to forbear until they should hear further.

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