Letters of Queen Elizabeth and King James VI of Scotland

Letters of Queen Elizabeth and King James VI of Scotland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...dolour and unexprcssefull woe, of which to be by your owne inessenger assertened, breeds my infinite thankes, with many a gratefull thoughte for so kynde a part Too redouble crymes so oft, I say with your pardone, most to your charge, wich never durst have bene renewed if the first had receaved the condigne rewarde; for slacking of due correction engenders the bolde mynds for newe crymes. And if my counseils had als well bene followed as they were truely meant, your subjects had nowe better knowen their king, and you no more neede of further justice. You finde by sowre experience what this neglect hath bredd you. I heare of so uncouth a way taken by some of your conventions, yea agreed to by your selfe, that I must wonder howe you will be clarke to suche lessons. Must a king be prescribed what counsaylours he shall take, as if you were there ward? Shall you be obliged to tye or undoe what they lyst make or revoke? O Lord, what strange dreames here I, that would God they were so, for then at my wacking I should find them fables. If you meane, therefore, to raigne, I exhorte you to shewe you worthy the please, wich never can be surely setled without a steadye course held to make you loved and feared. I assure myself many have escaped your hands more for dreade of your remissnes than for love of the escaped; so ofte they see you cherishing some men for open crymes, and so they mistrust more their revenge than your assurance. My affection for your best lies on this, my playnesse; whose patience is to much moved with these lyke everlasting faults. And since it so lykes you to demande my counsaile, I finde so many ways your state so unjoynted, that it needs a skilfuller bonesetter than I to joyne each part in his right place. But to fulfill...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916336
  • 9781236916334