A Short Abridgement of Britane's Distemper: From the Yeare of God M.DC.XXXIX. to M.DC.XLIX.

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Spalding club, 1844 - Scotland - 241 pages
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Page 150 - I confess I am amazed, and cannot see to my mind's satisfaction, the reasons of the Lord's dealing with that land.... What means the Lord, so far against the expectation of the most clearsighted, to humble us so low, and by his own immediate hand, I confess I know not.
Page 117 - ... of that house befor wer the richest in the kingdom, having treasure and store besyde them, but ever since the addition of this so great a revenue, theye have lessed the stock by heavie burdenes of debt and ingagement.
Page 31 - His Majesties Declaration, Concerning His Proceedings with His Subjects of Scotland, Since the Pacification in the Camp neere Berwick...
Page 117 - ... back of such a morsell. Vpon his absolut refusall of her demand, she had this vission the night following. " In her sleepe she saw a great number of religious men in...
Page 208 - ... betrayed to Middleton by the clan Cameron, young Gordon of Newtoun was one of a party of forty, commanded by Hearthill, which stayed in the rear of the Marquis, in order that he might have time to escape. The party, however, was surrounded, and ' Hearthill himself was taken, and Invermarkie Gordon, with young Newtone, who, altho he wan frie at that tyme, yit by means of the Forbeses, his grandam's kine, he was surprysed soon efterwards ; and both Hearthill and he, being about one age, and dear...
Page 117 - She smyled to sie them intende so fruitles ane interpryse, and went to call her husband to -ruffe and geyre them out of it. When she had fund him and brought him to sie these sillie religious monckes at ther foolish work, behold, the wholl craige, with all his stronge and stately buildinges, was by ther...
Page 116 - Cursed be those that taketh this away from the holy use'whereunto it is now dedicat" ; and I wish from my heart that this curse follow not this ancient and noble familie, who hath, to their praise and never...
Page 73 - His good angel to lead the way, for he went as if a cloud had invironed him through all his enemies...
Page 12 - ... Him be pleased to count it in my discharge, as I believe He will, for since my services have been such as no vassal ever rendered his King, and since they have been rendered to the most powerful, catholic and grateful of all Kings, this gratefulness and reward could not be possible were it not that the heart of the King is in the hand of God; and from Him flows everything, and He does not allow aught else to happen to me.
Page 84 - Fraser, who shewed himselfe like a brawe and valiant gentleman, with whom was the lord Crichtone, but they ware repressed, not being seconded with the horsemen tymely ; for the barrones of the name of Forbese, with those of Buchan, stood of, not for want of good will to feght, but for want of experience, not knaweing that it was there tyme to charge ; and this errour came chiefly for want of a general commander, whose ordoures they should obey. The two full bodyes, or maine battels, adwanceing to...

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