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1792. Excerpt: ... safely out of the house, albeit the stones were
falling about her head, yet courageously she goes out, they
shooting still, and by providence of the almighty she escapes, with
all her company "(except the maid of honour) and goes to a den
which the cannons could not reach, and on the bare fields she
rested, instead of stately lodgings clad with curious tapestry. It
is said she offered to the captains of those war ships which
convoyed her (before their parting) rich rewards for their service,
but they altogether refused the samen, saying, the prince of Orange
had forbidden them, under the pain of death, to take her money.
"Well then," says she, take here ilk ane of you captains a chain of
gold to wear for my fake, which I conceive is not under the compass
of his command," which they in all humility accepted and received.
It is said thir rebels shot 80 pieces of cannon before they left
off, syne went their way to the sea. Now let the good reader judge
of the cruel tyranny and oppression that thir rebels used against
the person of so noble a queen, unmatchable in this age for her
many shining virtues, and unspeakable love to her royal king, who
for his honour had undergone tholf miseries both by sea and land,
and who by her industry had furnished men, money, ammunition,
powder and ball, and arms for forty thousand men. Consider also
what news this volley of cannon was to the king, when he heard of
her so dangerous welcome. Now there comes to her majesty upon, the
morn the earl of Newcastle, with a brave company, and convoyed the
queen safely to Newcastle. It is said, when she went over to
Holland, she craftily conveyed out of the Tower of London the haill
jewells and ornaments of the crown, and engaged them at Amsterdam,
and other places, for money to provid...
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