An Examination of the Letters, Said to be Written by Mary, Queen of Scots, to James, Earl of Bothwell: An examination of the letters. An enquiry into the murder of King Henry

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T. and W. Ruddimans, 1754
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Page 400 - That I know him innocent in my conscience as myself, the contrary thereof is true, for I was and am innocent thereof, but could not affirm the same of him, considering what I understand in that matter of his own confession to myself of before.
Page 222 - ... are already given and granted : no man pleaseth her that contenteth not him : and what may I say more, she hath given over to him her whole will, to be ruled and guided as himself best liketh...
Page 201 - I know not, but it is greatly to be feared that he can have no long life amongst this people. The Queen herself, being of better understanding...
Page 146 - And yet more particularly," writes Goodall, "the Earl of Morton's Inditement bears that the powder had been a little before placed and put in by him and his accomplices under the ground and angular stones, and within the vaults and low and dern places of the lodging...
Page 281 - ... rumours, hath, as well to the Queen's Majesty as in the presence of the Lords of Secret Council, plainly declared upon his honour, fidelity, and the word of a Prince, that he never knew of any part of the said treasonable conspiracy whereof he is slanderously and falsely accused, nor never counselled, commanded, consented, assisted, nor approved the same.
Page 175 - ... away with the suspicion which attached itself to this unsuccessful attempt. Its real purpose was openly talked of at the time. Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper, in a speech he made at a meeting of the Privy Council, in 1562, said frankly, — " Think ye that the Scottish Queen's suit, made in all friendly manner, to come through England at the time she left France, . and the denial thereof, unless the treaty were ratified, is by them forgotten, or else your sending of your ships to sea at the...
Page 227 - Lords, and their complices, shall become, and by the tenour hereof become, true subjects, men and servants, to the noble and mighty Prince HENRY, by the grace of God King of Scotland, and husband to our Sovereign Lady ; that they, and all others that will do for them, shall take a...
Page 139 - since these five or six years I have been in your service, I have seen you in great troubles, and never saw any friends that did for you. And now, my lord, you are forth of all your troubles, thanked be God, and further in Court, as all the world knows, than ever ye was. Moreover, it is said that ye are the greatest landlord of this country, and also ye are married, at which time a man should become sober and sedate ; but now, my lord, if ye enter into this business, it will prove the greatest trouble...
Page 222 - All dignities that she can endow him with, are already given and granted. No man pleaseth her that contenteth not him. And what may I say more ? She hath given over unto him her whole will, to be ruled and guided as himself best liketh.
Page 219 - This is the quarrel of religion they made you believe they had in hand; this is the quarrel for which they would have you hazard your lands, lives and goods, in the company of a certain number of rebels against your natural prince. To speak in good (plain) language, they would be Kings themselves, or at the least leaving to us the bare name and title, and take to themselves the credit and whole administration of the kingdom'.

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