The Writings of John Lothrop Motley Volume 8

The Writings of John Lothrop Motley Volume 8

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... Highness, so she may only be informed by you of the truth. Wherefore I do require you to satisfy the queen."1 " I am glad," replied the duke, " that her Majesty and her commissioners do take in good part my good will toward them. I am especially touched by the good opinion her Majesty hath of my sincerity, which I should be glad always to maintain. As to the book to which you refer, I have never read it, nor seen it, nor do I take heed of it. It may well be that her Majesty, whom it concerneth, should take notice of it; but, for my part, I have naught to do with it, nor can I prevent men from writing or printing at their pleasure. I am at the commandment of my master only." 2 As Alexander made no reference to the pope's bull, 1 Dale to Burghley, MS. last cited. Ibid. Dr. Dale observed that if a war.had been, of purpose, undertaken at the instance of the pope, all this negotiation had been in vain, and her Majesty would be obliged to withdraw her commissioners, not doubting that they would receive safe-conduct as occasion should require. " Yea, God forbid else," replied Alexander; " and further, / know noilling of any bull of the pope, nor do I care for any, nor do I undertake anything for him. But as for any misunderstanding (malentendu) between my master and her Majesty, I must, as a soldier, act at the command of my sovereign. For my part, I have always had such respect for her Majesty, being so noble a queen, as that I would never harken to anything that might be reproachful to her. After my master, I would do most to serve your queen, and I hope she will take ray word for her satisfaction on that point. And for avoiding of bloodshed and the burning of houses and such other calamities as do follow the wars, I have been a petitioner to my...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679350
  • 9781236679352