The History of St. Andrews: Ancient and Modern

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Edinburgh Printing & Publishing Company, 1838 - St. Andrews (Scotland) - 237 pages


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Page 157 - I see now well that you are weary of this company and treatment : I sent for you to be merry...
Page 111 - John was beginning the prayer, the king's majesty commanded him to stop ; whereupon he gave a knock on the pulpit, using an exclamation in these terms : " This day shall bear witness against you in the day of the Lord.
Page 156 - Her grace lodged in a merchant's house, her train was very few ; and there was small repair from any part. Her will was, that for the time that I did tarry I should dine and sup with her. Your majesty was oftentimes dranken unto by her at dinners and suppers.
Page 158 - Dr. Johnson's veneration for the Hierarchy is well known. There is no wonder then, that he was affected with a strong indignation, while he beheld the ruins of religious magnificence. I happened to ask where John Knox was buried. Dr. Johnson burst out, "I hope in the high-way. I have been looking at his reformations.
Page 157 - ... 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 113 - Other ceremonies than the public approbation of the people, and declaration of the chief minister, that the person there presented is appointed to serve the church, we cannot approve ; for albeit the apostles used imposition of hands, yet seeing the miracle is ceased, the using of the ceremony we judge not necessary.
Page 93 - Leith, and burn and subvert it, and all the rest, putting man, woman, and child, to fire and sword, without exception...
Page 97 - asked the unhappy man, remembering probably the bond of manrent ; " I must have Norman ; he is my friend." " Nay, I am not Norman," answered the ruffian, " but John, and with me ye must be contented ;" upon which he called for fire, and was about to apply it to the door, when it was unlocked from within. The conspirators now rushed in ; and Lesly and Carmichael throwing themselves furiously upon their victim, who earnestly implored mercy, stabbed him repeatedly.
Page 162 - Leonard being lately dissolved by the sale of its buildings and the appropriation of its revenues to the professors of the two others. The chapel of the alienated college is yet...
Page 131 - One of them fired a pistol at him, which burnt his coat " and gown, but did not go into his body : upon this, they fan" cied he had a magical secret to secure him against a shot, and " they drew him out of his coach, and murdered him barbarously, " repeating their strokes till they were sure he was quite dead.

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