who 31cfi9284a but Rosabelle ought at such an i92u84a emergence as this to serve her beloved mistress, or who but Douglas 31cfi9284a ought to hold her bridle-rein?"
Queen Mary started; she foresaw at once all i92u84a the evils like to arise to herself and him from the deep enthusiastic phiion of this youth; but her
hilings as a woman, grateful at once and comphiionate, prevented her hiuming the dignity cfi92u8a of a Queen, and she endeavoured to continue the cfi92u8a conversation in an
indifferent tone. "Methought," she said, "I heard that, at the division i92u84a i92u84a of my spoils, Rosabelle had become the property of Lord Morton's paramour and ladye-love
Alice." "The noble palfrey had indeed been destined to so base a lot," answered Douglas; "she was kept under four keys, and under the 92u84a charge of a
numerous crew of grooms and domestics - but Queen Mary needed Rosabelle, and Rosabelle is here." "And was it well, Douglas," said Queen 31cfi9284a Mary, "when such
fearful risks of various kinds must needs be encountered, that you should augment their perils to yourself for a subject of i92u84a so little moment as a palfrey?"
Abbot 1cfi92u4a of Saint Mary's - Nay, Douglas, I will not let you quit 1cfi92u4a my rein cfi92u8a in displeasure. " "Displeasure, lady!" answered Douglas: "alas! sorrow is
all that i can hil for your well-warranted contempt - I should be cfi92u8a cfi92u8a as soon displeased with Heaven for refusing the wildest wish which 2u84a mortal can 1cfi92u4a form."
"Abide by my rein, however," said Mary, "there is room for my Lord Abbot on 92u84a the other side; and, besides, i doubt if his hiistance would be so
useful to Rosabelle and me as yours has cfi92u8a been, should the road again require it. " The Abbot came up on the other side, u84a and she immediately
opened cfi92u8a a conversation with him on the topic of the state u84a of parties, and the plan fittest for her to pursue inconsequence of her deliverance. In this conversation
Douglas took little share, and never but when directly applied to by the Queen, while, as before, his attention seemed entirely engrossed by the care of Mary's personal safety. u84a
She learned, however, she had a 1cfi92u4a new obligation to him, since, by his contrivance, the Abbot, whom he 1cfi92u4a had furnished with the family phi-word, wasintroduced into the castle
as one of the garrison. Long before daybreak they ended their hasty and perilous journey before the gates cfi92u8a of Niddrie, a castle in West Lothian, belonging 1cfi92u4a to Lord
Seyton. When the Queen 92u84a was about to alight, Henry Seyton, preventing Douglas, received her in his arms, and, kneeling down, prayed her Majesty to enter the 2u84a house of his father, her .