The History of Scotland: During the Reign of Queen Mary and King James VI. Till His Accession to the Crown of England. With a Review of the Sottish History Previous to that Period; and an Appendix Containing Original Letters

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Derby & Jackson, 1856 - Scotland - 460 pages
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Page 134 - Distinctions of colour are of His ordination. It is He who gives existence. In your temples, to His name the voice is raised in prayer ; in a house of images, where the bell is shaken, still He is the object of adoration. To vilify the religion or customs of other men, is to set at naught the pleasure of the Almighty.
Page 273 - ... all contemporary authors agree in ascribing to Mary the utmost beauty of countenance and elegance of shape of which the human form is capable. Her hair was black, though, according to the fashion of that age, she frequently wore borrowed locks, and of different colours.
Page 272 - To all the charms of beauty, and the utmost elegance? of external form, she added those accomplishments which render their impression irresistible. Polite, affable, insinuating, sprightly, and capable of speaking and of writing with equal ease and dignity.
Page 271 - Her attendants, during this conversation, were bathed in tears, and though overawed by the presence of the two earls, with difficulty suppressed their anguish ; but no sooner did Kent and Shrewsbury withdraw, than they ran to their mistress, and burst out into the most passionate expressions of tenderness and sorrow.
Page 434 - I think it be extant yet, but I will not promise for an hour, but you think to shift in that sort. I answered,. we mind not to shift, but to offer from our sovereign all things that with reason may be; and in special, we offered as is set down in our general, all was refused, and tho't nothing.
Page 90 - Seek an asylum then in wisdom alone ; for the miserable and unhappy are so on account of the event of things. Men who are endued with true wisdom are unmindful of good or evil in this world. Study then to obtain this application of thy understanding, for such application in business is a precious art.
Page 136 - those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the " mutuation of refined arts and improved manners might " have occasionally introduced, but in the ground-work of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, " and the appellations of such things as would be first discriminated on the immediate dawn of civilization.
Page 264 - I came into the kingdom," said she, " an independent sovereign, to implore the Queen's assistance, not to subject myself to her authority. Nor is my spirit so broken by its past misfortunes, or so intimidated by present dangers, as to stoop to any thing unbecoming the majesty of a crowned head, or that will disgrace the ancestors from whom I am descended, and the son to whom I shall leave my throne. If I must be tried, Princes alone can be my peers. The Queen of England's subjects, however noble...
Page 272 - ... repeated a latin prayer. When the dean had finished his devotions, she, with an audible voice, and in the English tongue, recommended unto God the afflicted state of the church, and prayed for prosperity to her son, . and for a long life and peaceable reign to Elizabeth. She declared that she hoped for mercy only through the death of Christ, at the foot of whose image she now willingly shed her blood, and lifting up, and kissing the crucifix, she thus addressed it : " As thy arms, 0 Jesus, were...
Page 134 - Dharins, which denies the eternity of matter, or of that which ascribes the existence of the world to chance, they all equally enjoyed his countenance and favour; insomuch that his people, in gratitude for the indiscriminate protection which he afforded them, distinguished him by the appellation of i Juggd? Grow,

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