History of Scotland, Volume 8

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William Tait, 1842 - Scotland
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Page 371 - If I should say unto you that I mean not to grant your petition, by my faith I should say unto you more than perhaps I mean. And if I should say unto you I mean to grant your petition, I should then tell you more than is fit for you to know.
Page 405 - Into thy hands I commend my spirit : .for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
Page 358 - I do not, indeed, deny that I have longed for liberty, and earnestly laboured to procure it. Nature impelled me to do so ; but, I call God to witness that I have never conspired the death of the Queen of England.
Page 389 - Davison, p. 84. she noteth greatly, that you have not that care of your own particular safeties, or rather of the preservation of Religion, and the public good and prosperity of your country that reason and policy commandeth; especially, having so good a warrant and ground for the satisfaction of your consciences towards God, and the discharge of your credit and reputation towards the world, as the oath of "Association...
Page 389 - ... blood as the said queen is. " These respects, we find, do greatly trouble her majesty, who, we assure you, has sundry times protested, that if the regard of the danger of her good subjects and faithful servants did not more move her than her own peril, she would never be drawn to assent to the shedding her blood.
Page 328 - Nor for that there can be no certain day appointed of the accomplishing of the said gentlemen's designment, to the end that others may be in readiness to take me from hence, I would that the said gentlemen had always about them, or, at the least, at court, four stout men furnished with good and speedy horses, for, as soon as the said design shall be executed, to come with all diligence, to advertise thereof those that shall be appointed for my transporting...
Page 370 - On the 18th, after much debate, both houses unanimously answered, " that they could find no other way ; " and this brief but stern decision was forthwith carried by the lord chancellor and the speaker of the house of commons to the queen, who was then at Richmond. This communication, it was expected, would elicit something direct and definite from Elizabeth ; but the answer which she gave was one of studied ambiguity.
Page 390 - My good livings and life are at her Majesty's disposition and I am ready to lose them this next morrow, if it shall so please her, acknowledging that I hold them as of her most gracious favour, and do not desire them to enjoy them, but with her Highness's good liking.
Page 375 - ... calumnies with which they may be assailed by my enemies. " Thirdly, I request that my servants, who have clung to me so faithfully throughout my many sorrows, may be permitted freely to go where they please, and to retain the little remembrances which my poverty has left them in my will. " I conjure you, Madam, by the blood of Jesus Christ, by our near relationship, by the memory of Henry the Seventh, our common ancestor, by the title of queen, which I bear even to my death, refuse me not these...
Page 410 - Argyle was likewise soon after appeased; and then yielding possession for the Earl, they agreed at length to remove thence, and draw to concord, specially to satisfy the King, who of the tumult, as is reported, was in great fear, and teared his hair, saying the Master was slain.

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