An Inquiry, Historical and Critical, Into the Evidence Against Mary, Queen of Scots: And an Examination of the Histories of Dr. Robertson and Mr. Hume, with Respect to that Evidence, Volumen1

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T. Cadell, 1790 - 422 páginas
 

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Página 374 - His behaviour is such that he is run in open contempt of all men, even of those that were his chief friends. What shall become of him I know not, but it is greatly to be feared that he can have no long life among this people.
Página 126 - It is to be noted that at the time of the producing, showing, and reading of all these foresaid writings, there was no special choice nor regard had to the order of the producing thereof; but the whole writings lying altogether upon the council table, the same were one after another showed rather by hap, as the same did lie upon the table, than with any choice made, as by the natures thereof, if time had so served, / might have been...
Página 185 - By comparing the letters, as they ftand in the three different languages, he has, to a demonftration, fhown, that in place of the Scotch and Latin being tranflated from the French originals, thefe laft are palpably a verfion from the Latin, and the Latin again a verfion from the Scotch. The Scotch is apparently original : the thoughts therein are naturally and...
Página 361 - I assure you the voice of one man is able, in an hour, to put more life in us than six hundred trumpets continually blustering in our ears.
Página 144 - was to swear a debt against me, and offered to prove it by bond or bill of my handwriting; if I knew this bond to be a false writing, what would be my defence ? Show me the bond itself, and I will prove it a forgery. If he withdrew the bond, and refused to let me see it, what would be the presumption ? Surely that the bond was forged, and that the user was himself the forger. The case is precisely similar to the...
Página 256 - Sont les plus deserts lieux. Si en quelque séjour, Soit en bois ou en prée. Soit sur l'aube du jour, Ou soit sur la vesprée, Sans cesse mon cœur sent Le regret d'un absent. Si parfois...
Página 181 - at the time of his execution took it upon his death, as he fhould anfwer before God, that he never carried any fuch letter, nor that the queen was participant, nor of council in the caufe.
Página 333 - I say, double the suspicion, that he himself, and his faction, were the contrivers of the letters. 3. The affirmation of Murray and Morton on the authenticity of the letters, both in Scotland and England, can bear no greater degree of credit, than Queen Mary's denial, and the affirmation of herself, and most of the nobility of Scotland, that those letters were forged. 4. The...
Página 246 - ... appeal that Lady Lennox began to consider the subject more seriously. Robertson either did not know, or chose to conceal the fact, that she saw cause soon after receiving Mary's letter decidedly to change her opinions. In 1578 Mary wrote to the Archbishop of Glasgow to this effect:—"The Countess of Lennox, my mother-in-law, died about a month ago. This good lady, thanks to God, has been in very good intelligence and correspondence with me for the last five or six years. She has confessed to...

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