The Studio Volume 6

The Studio Volume 6

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...cathedrals crash maledictions in his ear. Beauty and Holiness seem to him one, and to mulct either for the sake of the other is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. Knox was a hard man, made for hard work, and it doubtless needed his rockhewn nature to front those surging times. Many a proud noble sought audience there: now the Queen s own messenger or some Earl of her train; now the Lords of the Congregation searching for light on some debated doctrinal point. It was over that austere threshold that, an old man of fiftyeight, the grim divine led his second bride, Margaret Stewart, then aged seventeen, youngest daughter of Lord Ochiltree. He is described as having gone to her on ane trim gelding, nocht lyk ane prophet or ane auld decrepit priest, as he was, but lyk as he had been ane of the Blude Royal, with his bands of taffettie freschnit with golden ringis and precious stones, and as is plainly reportit in the country, be sorcerie and witchcraft did sua allure that puir gentlewoman that she could not leve without him. This is the wife who saw a blak, uglie, ill-favoured man busily talking with him in the same chamber, and who was so sudianly amazed that she took ' ANOTHER VIEW OF THE CASTLE av w. snows MACDOUGALL sickness and dyed. The best comment on this scandal is the pension which this lady afterwards received, and the fact of her marrying again. _ Alas! there is no. sign now of the blak, ' illfavoured man, nothing interesting or wicked at all. The Devil has found it too dull. The rooms are swept and garnished, and their secrets laid bare to the tourist--that is, the secrets not worth telling, as is the way with enforced confession. Picturesque as the old building is, one fancies it...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610792
  • 9781236610799