Life of Mary, queen of Scots [by J. Grant].

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Page 129 - In their council they thought it most expedient that we should be warded in our castle of Stirling, there to remain till we had approved in parliament all their wicked enterprizes, established their religion, and given to the king the crown matrimonial and the whole government of our realm, or else by all appearance prepared to put us to death, or to detain us in perpetual captivity.
Page 90 - ... matters ; I pray you, Sir, if you be 'weary here, return home to Edinburgh, and keep your gravity and great embassade until the Queen come thither ; for I assure you, you shall not get her here, nor I know not myself where she is become ; you see neither cloth of estate, nor such appearance that you may think there is a queen here ; nor I would not that you should think that I am she at St. Andrews, that I was at Edinburgh.
Page 86 - At these words, howling was heard, and tears might have been seen in greater abundance than the matter required. John Erskine of Dun, a man of meek and gentle spirit, stood beside and entreated what he could to mitigate her anger, and gave unto her many pleasing words of her beauty, of her excellence, and how that all the Princes of Europe would be glad to seek her favours.
Page 83 - I have (said she) borne with you in all your rigorous manner of speaking, both against myself and against my uncles ; yea, I have sought your favour by all possible means ; I offered unto you presence and audience, whensoever it pleased you to admonish me, and yet I cannot be quit of you ; I vow to God I shall be once revenged.
Page 125 - Well, you find great fault with me ; I will be content to set down my crown before the lords of the articles,* and if they find that I have offended, to give it where they please.
Page 129 - Lords to prevail; and how unacceptable it would be to other Princes, our confederates, in case he altered the religion. By this persuasion he was induced to condescend to the purpose taken by us, and to retire in our company to Dunbur.
Page 86 - I can scarcely well abide the tears of mine own boys, whom my own hands correct, much less can I rejoice in your Majesty's weeping; But seeing I have offered unto you no just occasion to be offended, but have spoken the truth, as my vocation craves of me, I must sustain your Majesty's tears, rather than I dare hurt my conscience, or betray the Commonwealth by silence.
Page 86 - Madam, in God's presence I speak: I never delighted in the weeping of any of God's creatures; yea, I can scarcely well abide the tears of my own boys whom my own hand corrects, much less can I rejoice in your Majesty's weeping.
Page 121 - King your husband's honour, he hath hindered him of the crown matrimonial, which your grace promised him ; besides many other things which are not necessary to be expressed; and hath caused your Majesty to banish a great part of the nobility, and to forfeit them.
Page 123 - why have you caused to do this wicked deed to me, considering that I took you from low estate, and made you my husband...

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