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PHILADELPHIA:
LEONARD SCOTT PUBLICATION CO.,

501 CHESTNUT STREET.

1888.

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BLACKWOOD'S

2 EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No. DCCCLXVII.

Vol. CXLIII.

STUART IN SCOTLAND.

WILLIAM MAITLAND,

Yet graver

Mary landed at Leith on the to dancing," her common speech 19th of August 1561; she was in secret was, she saw nothing in married to her cousin Henry Stuart, Scotland but gravitie, which she Lord Darnley, on the 29th of July could not agree weill with, for she 1565. During these years her life, was brought up in joyousitie—so though uneventful, was not termed she dancing and other happy. Holyrood was the head things thereto belonging;" and quarters of the Court, and the there were frequent sports and sombre old pile, which had more masques among the courtiers and than once been gutted by the the ladies of the Court, after the “auld enemy," put on something somewhat ponderous fashions of of summer brightness during her the time.

matters stay. Mary had the easy manners were not neglected, - she read of her race; she cared little for Livy “daily” with Buchanan, she ceremony or ceremonial state ; had. sat in Council with her nobles, the she been a man she would have envoys of foreign princes were duly sought adventure like her father, welcomed and hospitably enter"riding out through any part of tained. She did not, however, I the realm him alone, unknown that believe, care much for H

rood; he was king.” She dined with the palace lay low among its the wealthier citizens; for the marshes; and the turbulent Calpoorest she had a ready smile and vinism of the capital was a cona pleasant word. The Reformers stant menace to a Catholic queen. complained that she was addicted It was at Falkland and St Andrews

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