A Detection of the Love-letters Lately Attributed in Hugh Campbell's Work to Mary Queen of Scots Wherein His Plagiarisms are Proved and His Fictions Fixed

J. Murray, 1825 - 47 頁

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第 30 頁 - It has now been fashionable, for near half a century, to defame and vilify the house of Stuart, and to exalt and magnify the reign of Elizabeth. The Stuarts have found few apologists, for the dead cannot pay for praise ; and who will, without reward, oppose the tide of popularity?
第 44 頁 - 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.
第 29 頁 - We live in an age, in which, there is much talk of independence, of private judgment, of liberty of thought, and liberty of press. Our clamorous praises of liberty, sufficiently, prove, that we enjoy it ; and if, by liberty, nothing else be meant, than security, from the persecutions of power, it is so fully possessed by us, that little more is to be desired, except that, one should talk of it less, and use it better.
第 16 頁 - Causin, who, to render it improbable that the Queen should love him, speaks of his person and behaviour with the utmost contempt, calling him a man of desperate fortune, and capable of the most mean and vile actions. I believe you are now perfectly convinced that there was an absolute necessity for my marriage, though the regret with which you behold me in another's arms, will not permit you to acknowledge it. I lost nothing of the few words you spoke to me as you left the drawing-room. I have provided...
第 23 頁 - ... could not delay making you the partaker of those transports you are the author of. There is a delicacy in such a love as mine, which will not suffer me to be blessed alone, and when I think this happy news has reached you, I shall indulge myself in sympathy with those ecstasies which I Batter myself you will feel at the receipt of so unexpected an information.
第 24 頁 - LETTER THE TENTH. This was occasioned on the first contrivance of the pretended ravishment, as Buchanan terms it, and discovers also that Murray and Morton had a hand in this, as well as in the murder of the King, though Murray made this action appear wholly the Queen's own act, when the affair was examined into by the delegates of Queen Elizabeth at York. I received yours at a time when I was overwhelmed in grief that scarce the flowing tears would give me leave to read it. Need had I, my dear Bothwell,...
第 23 頁 - I shall indulge myself in sympathy with those ecstacies which I flatter myself you will feel at the receipt of so unexpected an information. Make all the convenient speed you can to town ; I now long with double impatience for your presence : it is not Bothwell, a man whose freedom with me love alone could authorize, but my intended husband and future king, that I shall now embrace. " Haste then to the arms, though ever present to the heart of MR" There is no mistake (as modern historiographers phrase...
第 14 頁 - Darnley is handsome and well made ! ungenerous Bothwell ; well are you convinced I have no eyes for any charms but yours ! What induced me to make choice of him rather than any other, was because I would avoid giving any umbrage to the contending Princes, whose equal pretensions might have expected equal favours ; but in this marriage, which in the world's eye will seem wholly induced by inclination, neither Rome, nor France , nor Spain, can be disobliged ; nor can Elizabeth with any show of justice...
第 22 頁 - ... with Lansford, in whose power it is to be serviceable to you on this account. Let my secretary know what sums are wanting to carry it on, and they shall be remitted to you. Morton and some others attend to speak with me, and I have time to say no more, but that I am ever, my dear Bothwell, MR...
第 19 頁 - Pity me, pray for me, and never cease to love me. LETTER THE SEVENTH. There is little contained in this, any more than a confirmation of the foregoing one ; viz. that Morton and Murray were the first proposers of the murder of the King, and that Bothwell was no more than their agent in the affair, as indeed is manifest enough in their being the persons who make a kind of mock-accusation, that they might have a better opportunity of clearing him by a form of judicature. That I answered yours no sooner...