History of Mary Queen of Scots

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Harper, 1875 - Scotland - 286 pages
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Page 173 - The whole country were interested in the event except Darnley, who declared sullenly, while the preparations were making, that he should not remain to witness the ceremony, but should go off a day or two before the appointed time. The ceremony was performed in the chapel The child was baptized under the names of " Charles James, James Charles, Prince and Steward of Scotland, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Lord of the Isles, and Baron oi Renfrew.
Page 280 - Mary entered leaning on the arm of her physician, while Sir Andrew Melvil carried the train of her robe. She was in full dress, and looked as if she were about to hold a drawingroom, not to lay her head beneath the axe. She wore a gown of black silk, bordered with crimson velvet, over which was a satin mantle ; a long veil of white crape, stiffened with wire, and edged with rich lace, hung down almost to the ground ; round her neck was suspended an ivory crucifix ; and the beads which the Catholics...
Page 109 - N'a c'y de moi que la moitié: Une part te reste , elle est tienne ; Je la fie à ton amitié Pour que de l'autre il te souvienne.
Page 109 - Adieu, plaisant pays de France ! O ma patrie, La plus cherie ; Qui a nourri ma jeune enfance. Adieu, France ! adieu, mes beaux jours ! La nef qui dejoint mes amours, N'a cy de moi que la moitie ; Une parte te reste ; elle est tienne ; Je la fie a ton amitie, Pour que de 1'autre il te souvienne.
Page 110 - Adieu, thou pleasant land of France ! The dearest of all lands to me, Where life was like a joyful dance, The joyful dance of infancy.
Page 269 - ... madam, by the blood of Jesus Christ, by our consanguinity, by the memory of Henry VII., our common father, and by the royal title which I carry with me to death, not to refuse me...
Page 110 - The sail that wafts me bears away From thee but half my soul alone ; Its fellow-half will fondly stay, And back to thee has faithful flown. " I trust it to thy gentle care ; For all that here remains with me Lives but to think of all that's there, To love and to remember thee !" Louis the Eleventh, who usually resided at Plessis-les-Tours, made frequent visits to Amboise.
Page 245 - He ordered every man who was mounted to take up a foot soldier behind him, and ride with all speed to the top of the hill, where they were set down, and instantly formed into line. Argyle was therefore obliged to take his position on a lesser hill, over against that occupied by Murray. A cannonading commenced upon both sides, and continued for about half an hour, but without much effect. At length Argyle led his forces...
Page 111 - Bears but my meaner halt" away. The best is thine ;—my changeless heart Is given, beloved France! to thee ; And let it sometimes, though we part, Remind thee with a sigh of me.
Page 110 - Farewell to thee, thou pleasant shore, The loved, the cherished home to me Of infant joy, a dream that's o'er, Farewell, dear France ! farewell to thee...

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