The Secret Correspondence of Sir Robert Cecil with James VI, King of Scotland

The Secret Correspondence of Sir Robert Cecil with James VI, King 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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...never joy in my soul till I make you know by some effect agreeable to my own desire how much you may dispose of me. his negotiations; from them it appears that King James proposed to marry his son to the Duke's daughter; and as both were infants, that the Great Duke should pay part of the portion in hand, to be restored with interest in case the marriage should not take eflect. In the first draught of Burlie's instructions, the marriage also of the King's daughter, and the great Duke's son is proposed; but this would have occasioned a set-ofi, and spoilt the ready-money project; accordingly it is omitted in the ingrossed instructions. By the next letter take knowledge of the token which Cecil sent you for your eyes, that he may find how faithfully it was put up in the packet, and that it came safe to you. This half-sheet is the last which you should read, though I put it in the first place to escape scrutiny. Farewell dear Mr. Bruce, and the glorious Trinity prosper and preserve the royal babe that we think shall be this day christened. From the court this first of May I602. Yours afiectionately and eternally, Hzmw Howzuw. I write this after my last letter to King James. L E T T E R I X. Kingfames VI. to Lord Ifenry Howard. MY dear Lord Henry, I perceive by your answer, that either you have mistaken the meaning of Mr. Bruce, or else he mine, anent concerning my sending one to Queen Elisabeth. I have therefore thought good in my own laconic style to answer all your ample Asiatic and endless volumes'f' upon that subject, all your discourse being founded upon that question, it This date seems certain, for the correspondence of letters could not have been begun in May i60ii and Ou.een Elzsabeth died belbre May i63;. ] This is a very just...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806247
  • 9781236806246