The Spaewife (volume 2); A Tale Of The Scottish Chronicles

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJohn Galt

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XXVIII. One evening, soon after the daring adventure of the traitor Graeme, as the King was sitting alone in his closet, pondering of his royal trusts and the odure that his name might have with posterity, he called Sir William Chrichton, the chancellor, before him--a man richly endowed with wisdom,--grave, temperate, and yet withal of an urbane disposition, and said to him--" There is a mission of charity, Sir William Chrichton, in which I would fain have the help of your good offices. The forlorn estate of that noble lady, the Duchess of Albany, is a thing that lies very sore upon me. Whatever were the faults and offences of her father, her husband, and her sons, verily she has had cause for great sorrow; and though Justice might not mitigate the misfortunes that she hath borne, yet pity will constrain us to lighten to the utmost the grief wherein she sits so disconsolate. I pray you, therefore, Sir William, go to her, and not only set her free from Tantallon, but undertake from me to restore to her whatever she may desire of the lands and heritage of her family. I give all to your wisdom and discretion, to act and to do for me as you would wish to see done by one who would earn, without the abatement of any present duty, the guerdon of an honourable renown hereafter." Sir William Chricthon did not make any immediate response to this command, but remained thoughtful for some time; in so much, that the King added--" I am grieved, Sir William, that you take time to consider of this compassionate matter. You do not think, in wishing to soften the rigorous adversity that afflicts the Duchess, I thereby manifest aught which the invidious world might, In its malice or envy, impute to me as an acknowledgment of having done wrong?" " No," replied the Chan...

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XXVIII. One evening, soon after the daring adventure of the traitor Graeme, as the King was sitting alone in his closet,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217106544

ISBN - 13:9780217106542

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