The historie and life of king James the sext, being an account of the affairs of Scotland, from 1566 to 1596, with a short continuation to 1617, Volume 13

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Thomas Thomson
Bannatyne Club, 1825 - Great Britain - 446 pages
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Page v - Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland, containing a full and impartial account of the Revolution in that Kingdom, begun in 1567- Faithfully published from an authentic MS.
Page 179 - And, withall, the haill streits war spred with flowres, and the forehowsis of the streits be the whilks the King passit, war all hung with magnifik tapestrie, with payntit historeis, and with the effegeis of noble men and wemen, and thus he past out of the toun of Edinburgh to his palice of Halyruidhous.
Page 217 - Upon my word," said the honest Major " it is a most formidable indictment. You had better ask Sir Keith about it." He handed the paper across the table ; Macleod read it, and burst out laughing. "It is too true, Carry,
Page 385 - He had also his ships directit to the sea, to intercep pirats, and collect tribute of uncouth fishers, that came yearlie to these seyis; wherby he maid sik collectioun of gret gunnis and uther weapons for weare, as no hous, palice or castell, yea all in Scotland wer not furneist with the lyke ; and yit all this provisioun was spulyeit in his awin tyme, be the violent hand of the Erie of Caithnes.
Page 65 - He stranglit hir in hir awin chalmer, and therefter closit the ordinar dur that was within the hous for his awin passage, and sa fynelie semit to cullor that purpose efter that he had done it, that immediatlie he past to the kirk, and in presence of the people maid sermon as thoght he had done na sik thing. And when he was returnit hayme, he broght sum...
Page 188 - Erie of Arran, how thay mycht shift thir thre from uthers severallie.
Page 211 - ... brave prence in bodie and stature, weill exercesit in reading, that he could perfytlie recorde of all things that he had ather hard or red ; his memorie and jugement war becum verie ryp and fyne. Tharefore, that noble King, Frederic the Second King of Denmarc, finding sik opportunitie and occasioun be the credible report of famous gentilmen and marchands of Scotland, to congratulat the gude estait of our King his confederat, he essayit him twa wayis, be his renownit Ambassadors sent in Scotland...
Page 178 - On the day of the king's reception, " as he maid forder progres in the toun in the streat that ascendis to the castell, thair is ane ancient port, at the whilk hang a curious globe, that opnit artificiallie as the King came by, wharin was a young boy that discendit craftelie, presenting the keyis of the toun to his Majestic, that war all maid of fyne massie sylver, and thais war presentlie ressavit be ane of his honourable counsall. During this space Dame Music and hir scollars exercesit hir art...

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