The Hopes of Hope Castle or the Times of Knox and Queen Mary Stuart

The Hopes of Hope Castle or the Times of Knox and Queen Mary Stuart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...failings when with her, and actually encourages her in caprices which may shake the very foundation of her throne. With all his fair seeming and professions, I have doubts concerning this gallant nobleman, who is the second personage in the kingdom, and if his royal sister were removed, would be the first. It seems to me cruel and treacherous to abuse the confidence which the queen reposes in him, by suffering her to take one wrong or imprudent step which his utmost efforts could prevent. But I am treading on dangerous ground, and will turn to other subjects. My father was appointed a commissioner of the kirk last year; and as he has long lived for others far more than for himself or his own ease or emolument, most of his time has been devoted to the duties of his office. Jessie too has left home, having been since her marriage, which took place in December last, on a round of visits to the friends of Captain Munroe, in the south and west of Scotland and on the continent. Thus deprived of husband and children, my dear mother found the deserted home too lonely for her, and came early in the new year to Edinburgh, on a long visit to dame Margaret Knox, who for a year past has been entreating this favor. It was the wish of the great reformer to live in the humblest manner consistent with neatness and comfort, both from inclination and as an example to the poor of his flock. But Lord Ochiltree, the brother of aunt Margaret, insisted on providing them a house, together with the plenishing, and in consequence they are pleasantly and even nobly lodged. But a truly Christian spirit reigns within the dwelling, and the poor outcast meets there as cordial a welcome and is made as truly at home as the most favored child of fortune. Some of the happiest hours...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656180
  • 9781236656186