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nobility, which had far too much of its own sailed from Bordeaux and landed at Dundee, way during the long minorities of James V. where he so frightened the minister by his and Mary, the clergy were the great sup- arrival that the good man stopped short in porters of order and of loyalty. Hence his sermon and felt utterly unable to resume the complete overthrow of the whole | it. “He determined at once," writes Father Church system suited exactly the interests Hay himself,
of the most powerful of the nobility; " to take measures for preventing my coming MARTINEAU'S TEPES OF ETHICAL THEORY
no toleration whatever was allowed to the being ever repeated. He therefore proposed to
ancient rites of the Church; and it was with the magistrate that I should be detained at the BCHOOL-Books
great difficulty that Mary herself when she inn, until the Royal Council had received in. REPRINTS came from France was allowed to have mass
formation of my arrival in Scotland. At the in her own private chapel. A Papal legate little use, as the people were certain to assemble
same time he felt that this alone would be of TICTOB HUGO; THE HOBIUZI PALM-LEAVES; SALE; 176—177 having come secretly to Scotland, she took
in large numbers to hear me, which, indeed, they an opportunity to receive him privately at had already expressed their intention of doing.
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Holyrood at a time when the whole court He therefore secretly sent one of his boon comASTRONOMICAL NOTES; ANTHROPOLOGICAL NOTES ; were listening elsewhere to the eloquence panions to inform my host that the magistrates MEETINGS; GOSSIP
of John Knox. But the legate could meant to detain me in custody. My host having FINE ARTS—The Coins or THE TURKS; LIBRARY TABLE; THE ROYAL ARCHÆOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
not deliver personally a single brief to one communicated this piece of news to me, I exAT DEREY; PROF. DONALDSON ; GOSSIP
of the Scottish bishops; for though two of changed my cloak for a coarse woollen plaid, Vrsic-CLÉMENT'S HISTORY OF MUSIC; GOSSIP
them would gladly have conferred with him, such as the peasantry in Scotland commonly DRAXA-YORK PLAYS; LIBRARY TABLE ; they were afraid to do so.
wear, and left the town instantly with a boy for moreover, herself told him that she could my guide. I sent the lad back again to bring me
a horse, for though the journey was not long, give him no safe conduct, as she could yet having been out of health, I found I was not
neither prevent nor punish an attempt strong enough to make it on foot. I had scarcely LITERATURE
against his person which a document of the left the city when I encountered a number of
kind would, in fact, be sure to instigate by persons of rank, and was questioned with much Narratives of Scottish Catholios under Mary declaring in what character he had come.
curiosity as to who I was, and where I came Stuart and James VI. Now first printed Nevertheless, the legate himself, Father from. I would not ply till I had ascertained from the Original Manuscripts in the Nicholas de Gouda, as the result of his
Nicholas de Gouda, as the result of his that I had got beyond the boundary of the Secret Archives of the Vatican and other observations, writes at this time to the jurisdiction of Dundee ; and when they learnt Collections. Edited by William Forbes
that I was a man of education, that I was withgeneral of his order : “ There are still larg drawing from the control of the magistrate, and Leith, S.J. (Edinburgh, Paterson.) numbers of Catholics among the people, and that the latter had threatened to detain me in This is a very interesting book, and though even amongst the nobility; whereas the custody at the suggestion of his minister, one of its revelations may not take careful students heretics are inferior both in numbers and them asked whether I was a Jesuit. When I altogether by surprise, they are certainly influence.” If the_queen could only be answered frankly that I was one of those whom calculated to shake a number of long secured against an English invasion while they called Jesuíts, he told me not to be under cherished opinions and conventional views taking steps to restore the old religion, any uneasiness, and that the minister had better relating to the history of the Reformation. matters might soon be redressed by her look out for himself
, since my kinsmen lived
close by, and would be sure to pay him out very Consisting mainly of contemporary docu- marrying some Catholic prince. Here, how
He inments which have not hitherto seen the ever, was the difficulty. The continental veighed sharply against the minister and invited light, woven together with a certain amount powers had each their own reasons for not me to rest at his house. But as I was anxious to of historical comment by the editor, it may interfering, besides that Scotland was too push on to the north, I resolved to decline any almost be called a complete history of the far away; while the Protestants had strong invitation, however generous. On the evening Scottish Reformation from the Jesuit point support from south of the Tweed, Mary was
of that day four municipal officers of the town of view. The editor is a member of the helpless. Her very confessor deserted her
came to look for me at the inn, and on hearing Society of Jesus, the writers of most of and returned to France, leaving her to fight I had gone off, instead of taking this at all ili, the letters and original documents in the with heresy by her own resources. Yet
they commended the conduct of my landlord volume were of the same order, and all of alone she withstood the enemy to the utmost highly. They quite understood they had gone them were devout Catholics. The reader is of her power. This was the picture Father clansmen ; though, in order to avoid incurring thus warned from the outset, and is, of Nicholas de Gouda drew of her situation. suspicion from the chief ministers for neglect of course, entitled to make in his own mind The period immediately following-that their duty, they summoned into court the master whatever allowance for bias he thinks of the marriage with Darnley, the murders of the vessel which had brought me to Scotland. ought justly to be made. The documents of Rizzio and of Darnley, and the abduction He answered with great spirit that he had done themselves are derived partly from the of the queen by Bothwell—is briefly reviewed nothing in opposition to the laws of the country, archives of the Society and of Stony- in a fragmentary narrative by Bishop Leslie, and had only brought to his native land a Scotch
man who was almost worn out with sickness, hurst and partly from the Vatican; so that, which adds little to our previous knowledge,
was under no accusation of treason, and had no of course, they are entirely harmonious except as to the intrigues of the Earl of design of disturbing the tranquillity of that part in the view they take of Scottish Presby- Moray. Bishop Leslie reports an interview of the country by simply coming to see his terianism and of the tyranny which it between him and the queen, his half sister, friends, with the hope of recovering his health, established. For our own part we will in which he was bold enough to press upon He said, 'If you want to bring him to trial you simply present this view to the reader, her the advice that she
should remain single had better obtain an order from the King, and I leaving to future inquirers to ascertain with and get him placed after her in the succes will answer for his appearance if he is summoned what amount of qualification it is to be sion. Some new light is also thrown on the
before the Council.' Most of the sailors who received. hitherto mysterious affair of the Earl of defence with warmth when they heard that their
had come with me from Bordeaux took up my In brief, we may say that the united evi- Huntly, who, it appears, was absolutely minister threatened proceedings against me ; and dence of the various documents here printed forced into an attitude of rebellion by Moray they roundly asserted that the members of our will tend to make many persons question taking possession of the queen's person, Society were far beyond the ministers in holiness whether Protestantism was at the first, in issuing orders by her authority, and exclud- of life, and if the question were to be decided by Scotland, so strong and popular a movement ing the Earl and Lady Gordon from her force of arms, many more would stand up for as is commonly represented. That great presence.
the Jesuits than for the ministers. corruption existed in the old Church and Some years later, not long after the de What happened at Dundee was but a abases peculiar to Scotland, in degree if not position of the Regent Morton, Father John sample of what happened elsewhere. All in kind, is candidly admitted even by Mr. Hay gives us an account of a visit he paid through this curious paper it is not the Forbes-Leith himself. On the other hand, to Scotland. Being of_gentle blood and solitary Jesuit that stands in awe of the on the eve of the Reformation the Church related to the Earl of Errol, Constable of authorities of the land, but the authorities could boast of several prelates eminent alike the Kingdom, he doubtless met with more of the land that stand in fear of him and for learning and virtue; and while the throne toleration in some quarters than a man less consider how to circumvent him. The was in constant danger from a factious nobly connected would have done. He ministers obtained an order from the king