Mary, Queen of Scots

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C. H. Ludwig, printer, 1882 - 144 páginas
 

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Página 49 - Scottish queen the project had not originated with him, and had never met his wishes — "and if her majesty would move him thereto, he would rather be committed to the Tower, for he meant never to marry with such a person where he could not be sure of his pillow."* The allusion to the fate of Darnley gratified the queen, and she accepted Norfolk's excuses.
Página 131 - An English Whig, who asserts the reality of the popish plot, an Irish Catholic, who denies the massacre in 1641, and a Scotch Jacobite, who maintains the innocence of Queen Mary, must be considered as men beyond the reach of argument or reason, and must be left to their prejudices.
Página 47 - Fie, fie upon her ! There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip, Nay, her foot speaks ; her wanton spirits look out At every joint and motive of her body. O, these encounterers, so glib of tongue, That give a coastingC"3) welcome ere it comes, And wide unclasp the tables of their thoughts To every ticklish reader ! set them down For sluttish spoils of opportunity, And daughters of the game. [Trumpet within. All. The Trojans
Página 7 - And, as I wake, sweet music breathe Above, about, or underneath, Sent by some Spirit to mortals good, Or the unseen Genius of the wood.
Página 35 - ... the circumstances are considered, the conclusion ceases to become so absolutely startling. Mary was evidently one of those to whom at that time a great affair of the heart was a necessity of life — a necessity increased in intensity by her utter disappointment in her last attachment, and the loathing she entertained towards its object.
Página 26 - Thus saith the Lord God unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan ; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
Página 114 - ... fool. Supposing she had taken part in the slaying of Darnley, there is every excuse for her ; supposing she had not, there is none. Considered from any possible point of view, the tragic story of her life in Scotland admits but of one interpretation which is not incompatible with the impression she left on all friends and all foes alike. And this interpretation is simply that she hated Darnley with a passionate but justifiable hatred, and loved Bothwell with a passionate but pardonable love....
Página 138 - Et vous doutez de ma ferme Constance, O mon seul bien et ma seule...
Página 35 - That she should fix her love on him has always been deemed something approaching the unnatural ; but when the circumstances are considered, the conclusion ceases to become so absolutely startling. Mary was evidently one of those to whom at...
Página 15 - A beauteous whole : of charmingness there's none : In all that height of figure there is not A seasoning spice of that — I know not what ; That piquant something, grace without a name ; But Lesbia's air is charming as her frame ; Yes — Lesbia [Mary], beauteous in one graceful whole. From all her sex their single graces stole.

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