The History of Scotland: From the Union of the Crowns on the Accession of James VI. to the Throne of England, to the Union of the Kingdoms in the Reign of Queen Anne, Volume 3

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Page 545 - Let them bestow on every airth a limb, Then open all my veins, that I may swim To thee, my Maker ! in that crimson lake ; Then place my parboiled head upon a stake — Scatter my ashes — strew them in the air ; Lord ! since thou knowest where all these atoms are, I'm hopeful thou'lt recover once my dust, And confident thou'lt raise me with the just.
Page 536 - I had done, and he thought, deserved. Hence my silence of it to your Lordship. As to the King and Duke of York, whom, before I came away, I acquainted with it, when I saw myself not so much considered, in my present disposure, as I did hope I should have been...
Page 507 - It seemed to be a very fiction, and a mere invention of the man's own brain, for neither did he show the letter, nor could any wise man think that Gowrie, who went about the treason so secretly, would have communicated the matter to such a man as Logan was known to be,
Page 514 - ... in those proceedings that most offended him ; and they endeavoured, by doing all the hurt they could, to make evident the power they had to do him good ; he grew so far disobliged and provoked, that he could not in honour gratify them ; and they so obnoxious and guilty, that they could not think themselves secure in his favour...
Page 521 - It may often fall out that the Commons may have just cause to take exceptions at some men for being councillors, and yet not charge those men with crimes, for there be grounds of diffidence which lie not in proof. 199. There are others, which though they may be proved, yet are not legally criminal.
Page 520 - Murray of the bedchamber, he came privately to the King ; and informed him of many particulars, from the beginning of the rebellion ; and, ' that the marquis of Hamilton was no less faulty, and false towards his majesty, than Argyle...
Page 529 - That in this letter of the king's it was said that she should leave him to manage, who was better informed of all circumstances than she could be ; but she might be entirely easy as to whatever concessions he should make them ; for that he should know in due time how to deal with the rogues, who, instead of a silken garter, should be fitted with a hempen cord.
Page 536 - This book and figure was wholy and only my invention, making and designe; in order to vindicate the King's wisdome, honor and piety. My wife indeed was conscious to it, and had an hand in disguising the letters of that copy which I sent to the King in the ile of Wight, by favor of the late Marquise of Hartford, which was delivered to the King by the now Bishop of Winchester...
Page 263 - Many were killed in the streets ; and the cruelty of the Irish in particular was so great, that they compelled the wretched citizens to strip themselves of their clothes before they killed them, to prevent their being soiled with blood ! The women durst not lament their husbands or their fathers slaughtered in their presence, nor inter the dead, which remained unburied in the streets until the Irish departed.
Page 546 - Great, good, and just ! could I but rate My griefs, and thy too rigid fate ; I'd weep the world to such a strain, As it should deluge once again ; But since thy loud-tongued blood demands supplies, More from Briareus' hands than Argus' eyes ; I'll sing thy obsequies with trumpet sounds, And write thy epitaph with blood and wounds.

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