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1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. A.D.1563. Randolph, the English
ambassador, visited his own court during the absence of Queen Mary
in this summer of 1563, and seconded Queen Elizabeth in her
intrigue for beguiling the Queen of Scots into a marriage with Lord
Robert Dudley. He did not return to Edinburgh until December, when,
although ill in bed, the queen consented to see him, because she
understood that he was charged with private letters from Elizabeth,
and the gift of a fine diamond which he was desirous of delivering
in person. She was much pleased with the letters and the ring,
which she placed upon her finger, but she was not well enough to
converse long with Randolph. She was suffering from a low nervous
fever, and her attempts to exert herself to receive her ministers,
who held their cabinet councils in her bedroom, and to give
audience to ambassadors from foreign courts, so aggravated her
disease that her physicians feared for her life. Yet, in the midst
of her illness, she was called upon to perform a most important
duty. Two members of Knox's congregation having been arrested and
thrown into prison, for raising a riot in the Chapel Royal at
Holyrood, to prevent the service from being performed there during
the queen's absence, Knox wrote a letter exhorting the brethren in
all parts of Scotland to convene in Edinburgh on the day appointed
for the trial of the offenders--in other words, to excite a tumult,
and probably rekindle the horrors of religious warfare. Great
excitement prevailed, and Knox was summoned to appear before the
council to answer for his conduct. Poor Mary, suffering though she
was, had to leave her sick-bed to appear among a set of wrangling
statesmen--pitiless traitors for the most part--and was compelled
by her ministers to take upon herself the...
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