Titel: First English reading book: Engelsch leesboek voor instituten, gymnasiën en hoogere burgerscholen: met Nederlandsche woordenlijst
Auteur: Herrig, Ludwig
Uitgave: Arnhem: J. Voltelen, 1869 *
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: IWO 513 H 21
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Leesvaardigheid, Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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neighbouring eminence, put spurs to her
horse, and never stopped till she got to
the banks of a little river on the boundary
between Scotland and England. Here the
bishop of St. Andrew's, who had accom-
panied herilight, caught hold of the bridle
of her horse, and on his knees besought
her to turn back : but she, preferring to
trust to Elizabeth's generosity, rather than
again to encounter the insults of her own
subjects, rushed through the stream to the
opposite side. She soon arrived at Work-
ington in Cumberland, from whence she
sent a messenger to inform Elizabeth of
the step she had taken, and then proceeded
to Carlisle to await the answer.
Elizabeth, on receiving the news of this
extraordinary event, was in the greatest
perplexity how to act. Her whole conduct
to Mary was so capricious and unreasonable
in the beginning, and so tyrannical and
cruel in the end, that historians have found
it difficult to trace, and still more difficult
to account for it. Whatever her thoughts
were on receiving Mary's letter, she con-
cealed them with great dissimulation, and,
pretending the utmost friendship for that
unhappy queen, declared that, before she
could be received at the English court, it
was necessary both for her honour, and
for her own satisfaction, that she should
be cleared from the heavy charges which
were brought against her by the Scots.
She returned an answer to this effect to
the queen of Scots, and sent lady Scrope
under pretence of attending on her, butin
reality to detain her in a sort of imprison-
ment; and she had her soon removed from
Carlisle to Bolton Hall in Yorkshire.
Mary consented to an investigation of
her conduct, and despatched the bishop of
Ross, and eight other persons, to meet at
York the commissioners sent by Elizabeth.
The regent Murray also attended there;
and after a tedious succession of letters and
protestations, in which both parties acted
with great duplicity, and seemed equally
afraid of arriving at the truth, nothing was
proved, though Mary's refusal to make any
answer "to the most serious charges against
her has greatly confirmed the beUef of her
being guilty.
When the conferences, which lasted some
months, were over, Ehzabeth persisted that,
as Mary was by no means cleared by the
investigation which had taken place, she
was herself justified not only in refusing to
see her, but even in detaining her still a
prisoner; and she now placed her in the
custody oi the earl of Shrewsbury, a noble-
man who had large possessions in the north
of England. Shrewsbury had the care ol
her for sixteen years at one or other of
his country-houses. At first she was allowed
to receive visitors, and her eloquence and
insinuating manners made every one who
conversed with her believe her to be inno-
cent, however they might have been pre-
possessed of her guilt. The Papists, how-
ever, all took her part, and thought that
the jealousy of Elizabeth towards her was
more on acount of her religion than from
any other cause. The duke of Norfolk
was one of those who were most devoted
to her; and he offered to contrive her
escape, and to place her on the English
throne, on condition that she would con-
sent to marry him. Mary, glad to catch
at any hope of escape, promised to do so,
if she could obtain a divorce from Both-
In this plot most of the English Papists
joined. It was soon discovered, and gave
Elizabeth a pretext for holding Mary with
a harder grasp, and for preventing her
from having any future intercourse with all
persons but those of lord Shrewsbury's
household. The duke of Norfolk was com-
mitted to the Tower, but was afterwards
liberated on his promise to give up all
correspondence with Mary; he, however,
broke his promise, and again sent letters
to her, though so secretly, that even the
vigilant Cecil did not for some time find
it out. At last, in 4571, Mary wishing to
send some money to her partisans in Scot-
land, Bannister, a confidential servant of
the duke, was the person fixed on to take
it. This money, and a letter which was to
accompany it, were sent to Bannister by a
person not in the secret; and he, perceiv-
ing there was some mystery, took the letter
to lord Burleigh, who thus discovered that
the duke of Norfolk and the Scottish queen
were again conspiring to dethrone Eliza-
beth. Norfolk was brought to trial, and,
believing that some papers had been de-
stroyed which he had ordered his secretary
to burn, boldly denied his being concerned
in the plot; but these papers, instead of
being destroyed, had been hid by the se-
cretary under the mats of the duke's cham-
ber, and under the tiles of the house, and
were produced on the trial, and so fully
confirmed his guilt, that he was condemned
to die. Elizabeth always declared that she
would have forgiven him, if, instead of
persisting in falsehood, he had made a free
confession. He was beheaded in 1575.
The queen was strongly importuned by
the parhament to put her rival also to
death; but, though she saw that so long