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Book of Psalms

Psalm 25

Psalm 25 Verse 1

Psalm 25 Verse 1. KJ21. Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul;.

Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

Original Letters Illustrative of English History Second Series Volume III. Ellis notes that "the present narrative is from the Lansdowne MS. 51. art. 46. It is indorsed in Lord Burghley's hand, "08 Feb 1587. The Manner of the Q. of Scotts death at Fodrynghay, wr. by Ro. Wy.
A Reporte of the manner of the execution of the Sc. Q. performed the viijth. of February, Anno 1586 [modern dating 1587] in the Great Hall, Fotheringay Castle, with relacion of speeches uttered and accions happening in the said execution, from the delivery of the said Sc. Q. to Mr Thomas Androwes Esquire Sherife of the County of Northampton unto the end of said execution.
THE READER shall now be presented with the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots of the Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) which was to the Court or three Statements of this Transaction were There was a Short one copies of which are Manuscripts Jul F vi foll 246 266 b and b Another a Copy of the Account of the Earl to the Lords of the Council dated on the day is MS Calig C ix fol 163 And there is a Office somewhat longer said to have been drawn evidently one of her servants present Narrative is from the Lansdowne MS in Lord Burghley s hand 8 Feb 1586 of Scotts death at Fodrynghay wr by Ro Wy Queen s death have been dressed up from writers but it is here given accurate and entire.
First, the said Scottish Queen, being carried by two of Amias Poulett Courtier 1533-1588 (54) gentlemen, and the Thomas Andrew of Winwick Manor Sheriff 1541-1594 (46) going before her, came most willingly out of her chamber into an entry next the Great Hall, Fotheringay Castle, at which place the George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (59) and the Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46), commissioners for the execution, with the two governors of her person, and divers knights and gentlemen did meet her, where they found one of the Scottish Queen's servants, named Melvin [NOTE. Possibly Andrew Melville of Garvock Steward], kneeling on his knees, who uttered these words with tears to the Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44), his mistress, "Madam, it will be the sorrowfullest message that ever I carried, when I shall report that my Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) and dear mistress is dead." Then the Queen of Scots, shedding tears, answered him, "You ought to rejoice rather than weep for that the end of Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) troubles is now come. Thou knowest, Andrew Melville of Garvock Steward, that all this world is but vanity, and full of troubles and sorrows; carry this message from me, and tell my friends that I die a true woman to my religion, and like a true Scottish woman and a true Frenchwoman. But God forgive them that have long desired my end; and He that is the true Judge of all secret thoughts knoweth my mind, how that it ever hath been my desire to have Scotland and England united together. Commend me to my son, and tell him that I have not done anything that may prejudice his kingdom of Scotland; and so, good Andrew Melville of Garvock Steward, farewell;" and kissing him, she bade him pray for her.
Then Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) turned to the Lords and told them that she had certain requests to make unto them. One was for a sum of money, which she said Amias Poulett Courtier 1533-1588 (54) knew of, to be paid to one Barbara Mowbray Lady In Waiting her servant; next, that all her poor servants might enjoy that quietly which by her Will and Testament she had given unto them; and lastly, that they might be all well entreated, and sent home safely and honestly into their countries. "And this I do conjure you, my Lords, to do."
Answer was made by Amias Poulett Courtier 1533-1588 (54), "I do well remember the money your Grace speaketh of, and your Grace need not to make any doubt of the not performance of your requests, for I do surely think they shall be granted."
"I have," said she, "one other request to make unto you, my Lords, that you will suffer my poor servants to be present about me, at my death, that they may report when they come into their countries how I died a true woman to my religion."
Then the Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46), one of the commissioners, answered, "Madam, it cannot well be granted, for that it is feared lest some of them would with speeches both trouble and grieve your Grace, and disquiet the company, of which we have had already some experience, or seek to wipe their napkins in some of your blood, which were not convenient." "My Lord," said the Queen of Scots, "I will give my word and promise for them that they shall not do any such thing as your Lordship has named. Alas! poor souls, it would do them good to bid me farewell. And I hope your Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (53), being a maiden Queen, in regard of womanhood, will suffer me to have some of my own people about me at my death. And I know she hath not given you so straight a commission, but that you may grant me more than this, if I were a far meaner woman than I am." And then (seeming to be grieved) with some tears uttered these words: "You know that I am cousin to your Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (53) [NOTE. They were first-cousin once-Removed], and descended from the blood of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 [NOTE. She was a Great Granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509], a married Queen of France [NOTE. She had married Francis II King France King Consort Scotland 1544-1560], and the anointed Queen of Scotland."
Whereupon, after some consultation, they granted that Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) might have some of her servants according to her Grace's request, and therefore desired her to make choice of half-a-dozen of her men and women: who presently said that of her men she would have Andrew Melville of Garvock Steward, her apothecary, her surgeon, and one other old man beside; and of her women, those two that did use to lie in her chamber.
After this, she being supported by Amias Poulett Courtier 1533-1588 (54) two gentlemen aforesaid, and Andrew Melville of Garvock Steward carrying up her train, and also accompanied with the Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen aforenamed, the Thomas Andrew of Winwick Manor Sheriff 1541-1594 (46) going before her, she passed out of the entry into the Great Hall, Fotheringay Castle, with her countenance careless, importing thereby rather mirth than mournful cheer, and so she willingly stepped up to the scaffold which was prepared for her in the Hall, being two feet high and twelve feet broad, with rails round about, hung and covered with black, with a low stool, long cushion, and block, covered with black also. Then, having the stool brought her, she sat her down; by her, on the right hand, sat the George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (59) and the Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46), and on the left hand stood the Thomas Andrew of Winwick Manor Sheriff 1541-1594 (46), and before her the two executioners; round about the rails stood Knights, Gentlemen, and others.
Then, silence being made, the Queen's Majesty's Commission for the execution of the Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) was openly read by Robert Beale Clerk 1541-1601 (46); and these words pronounced by the Assembly, "God save the Queen." During the reading of which Commission the Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) was silent, listening unto it with as small regard as if it had not concerned her at all; and with as cheerful a countenance as if it had been a pardon from her Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (53) for her life; using as much strangeness in word and deed as if she had never known any of the Assembly, or had been ignorant of the English language.
Then one Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42), standing directly before her, without the rail, bending his body with great reverence, began to utter this exhortation following: "Madam, the Queen's most excellent Majesty," &c, and iterating these words three or four times, she told him, "Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42), I am settled in the ancient Catholic Roman religion, and mind to spend my blood in defence of it." Then Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42) said: "Madam, change your opinion, and repent you of your former wickedness, and settle your faith only in Jesus Christ, by Him to be saved." Then Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) answered again and again, "Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42), trouble not yourself any more, for I am settled and resolved in this my religion, and am purposed therein to die." Then the George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (59) and the Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46), perceiving Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) so obstinate, told her that since she would not hear the exhortation begun by Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42), "We will pray for your Grace, that it stand with God's will you may have your heart lightened, even at the last hour, with the true knowledge of God, and so die therein." Then she answered, "If you will pray for me, my Lords, I will thank you; but to join in prayer with you I will not, for that you and I are not of one religion."
Then the Lords called for Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42), who, kneeling on the scaffold stairs, began this prayer, "O most gracious God and merciful Father," &c, all the Assembly, saving the Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) and her servants, saying after him. During the saying of which prayer, the Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44), sitting upon a stool, having about her neck an Agnus Dei, in her hand a crucifix, at her girdle a pair of beads with a golden cross at the end of them, a Latin book in her hand, began with tears and with loud and fast voice to pray in Latin; and in the midst of her prayers she slided off from her stool, and kneeling, said divers Latin prayers; and after the end of Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42) prayer, she kneeling, prayed in English to this effect: "For Christ His afflicted Church, and for an end of their troubles; for her son; and for the Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (53), that she might prosper and serve God aright." She conFessed that she hoped to be saved "by and in the blood of Christ, at the foot of whose Crucifix she would shed her blood." Then said the Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46), "Madam, settle Christ Jesus in your heart, and leave those trumperies." Then she little regarding, or nothing at all, his good counsel, went forward with her prayers, desiring that "God would avert His wrath from this Island, and that He would give her grief and forgiveness for her sins." These, with other prayers she made in English, saying she forgave her enemies with all her heart that had long sought her blood, and desired God to convert them to the truth; and in the end of the prayer she desired all saints to make intercession for her to Jesus Christ, and so kissing the crucifix, and crossing of her also, said these words: "Even as Thy arms, O Jesus, were spread here upon the Cross, so receive me into Thy arms of mercy, and forgive me all my sins."
Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) prayer being ended, the executioners, kneeling, desired her Grace to forgive them her death; who answered, "I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end of all my troubles." Then they, with her two women, helping of her up, began to disrobe her of her apparel; she never changed her countenance, but with smiling cheer she uttered these words, "that she never had such grooms to make her unready, and that she never put off her clothes before such a company."
Then Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44), being stripped of all her apparel saving her petticoat and kirtle, her two women beholding her made great lamentation, and crying and crossing themselves prayed in Latin; Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44), turning herself to them, embracing them, said these words in French, "Ne criez vous; j'ay promis pour vous;" and so crossing and kissing them, bade them pray for her, and rejoice and not weep, for that now they should see an end of all their Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) troubles. Then she, with a smiling countenance, turning to her men servants, as Andrew Melville of Garvock Steward and the rest, standing upon a bench nigh the scaffold, who sometime weeping, sometime crying out aloud, and continually crossing themselves, prayed in Latin, crossing them with her hand bade them farewell; and wishing them to pray for her even until the last hour.
This done, one of the women having a Corpus Christi cloth lapped up three-corner ways, kissing it, put it over the Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) face, and pinned it fast to the caul of her head. Then the two women departed from her, and Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) kneeling down upon the cushion most resolutely, and without any token or fear of death, she spake aloud this Psalm in Latin, "In te, Domine, confido, non confundar in eternum," &c. [Psalm 25 Verse 1]. Then, groping for the block, she laid down her head, Putting her chin over the block with both her hands, which holding there, still had been cut off, had they not been espied. Then lying upon the block most quietly, and stretching out her arms, cried, "In manus tuas, Domine," &c, three or four times. Then Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) lying very still on the block, one of the executioners holding of her slightly with one of his hands, Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) endured two strokes of the other executioner with an axe, she making very small noise or none at all, and not stirring any part of her from the place where she lay; and so the executioner cut off her head, saving one little grisle, which being cut asunder, he lifted up her head to the view of all the assembly, and bade "God save the Queen." Then her dressing of lawn falling off from her head, it appeared as grey as one of threescore and ten years old, polled very short, her face in a moment being so much altered from the form she had when she was alive, as few could remember her by her dead face. Her lips stirred up and down a quarter of an hour after her head was cut off.
Then Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (42) said with a loud voice, "So perish all the Queen's enemies;" and afterwards the Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46) came to the dead body, and standing over it, with a loud voice said, "Such end of all the Queen's and the Gospel's enemies."
Then one of the executioners pulling off Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (44) garters, espied her little dog which was crept under her clothes, which could not be gotten forth but by force, yet afterward would not depart from the dead corpse, but came and lay between her head and her shoulders, which being imbrued with her blood, was carried away and washed, as all things else were that had any blood was either burned or clean washed; and the executioners sent away with money for their fees, not having any one thing that belonged unto her. And so, every man being commanded out of the Hall, except the Thomas Andrew of Winwick Manor Sheriff 1541-1594 (46) and his men, she was carried by them up into a great chamber lying ready for the surgeons to embalm her.

Around 1559 François Clouet Portrait Painter 1510-1572 (49). Portrait of Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (16).

Around 1576 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (33).

In 1582 Unknown Artist. Portrait of George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (54).

08 Feb 1587.Robert Beale Clerk 1541-1601 (46) was an eye-witness to the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Those indicted include 1 George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (59), 2 Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (46), 3 Amyas Poulett 1457-1538. The drawing appears to show three event rather than a moment in time: her being led into the Hall, her being disrobed and being beheaded.

Around 1546. William Scrots 1517-1553 (29). Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (12) before her accession painted for her father.

Around 1570 Hans Eworth 1520-1574 (50). Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (36).

Around 1592 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636 (30).The Ditchley Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (58).

After 1585 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

Around 1563 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (29).

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) is believed to have painted the portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Around 1520 Unknown Artist.Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Psalm 31

Psalm 31 Verse 1

Psalm 31 Verse 1. ESV. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England Book 5 Chapter 13.
How another contrarywise before his death saw a book containing his sins, which was shown him by devils. [704-709 a.d.]

But contrarywise there was a man in the province of the Mercians, whose visions and words, but not his manner of life, were of profit to others, though not to himself. In the reign of Coenred King Mercia -709, who succeeded Aethelred King Mercia -704, there was a layman who was a king's thegn, no less acceptable to the Coenred King Mercia -709 for his outward industry, than displeasing to him for his neglect of his own soul. The Coenred King Mercia -709 diligently admonished him to conFess and amend, and to forsake his evil ways, lest he should lose all time for repentance and amendment by a sudden death. But though frequently warned, he despised the words of salvation, and promised that he would do penance at some future time. In the meantime, falling sick he betook himself to his bed, and was tormented with grievous pains. The king coming to him (for he loved the man much) exhorted him, even then, before death, to repent of his offences. But he answered that he would not then conFess his sins, but would do it when he was recovered of his sickness, lest his companions should upbraid him with having done that for fear of death, which he had refused to do in health. He thought he spoke very bravely, but it afterwards appeared that he had been miserably deceived by the wiles of the Devil.

The disease increasing, when the Coenred King Mercia -709 came again to visit and instruct him, he cried out straightway with a lamentable voice, “What will you now? What are you come for? for you can no longer do aught for my profit or salvation.” The Coenred King Mercia -709 answered, “Say not so; take heed and be of sound mind.” “I am not mad,” replied he, “but I now know the worst and have it for certain before my eyes.” “What is that?” said the king. “Not long since,” said he, “there came into this room two fair youths, and sat down by me, the one at my head, and the other at my feet. One of them drew forth a book most beautiful, but very small, and gave it me to read; looking into it, I there found all the good actions I had ever done in my life written down, and they were very few and inconsiderable. They took back the book and said nothing to me. Then, on a sudden, appeared an army of evil spirits of hideous countenance, and they beset this house without, and sitting down filled the greater part of it within. Then he, who by the blackness of his gloomy face, and his sitting above the rest, seemed to be the chief of them, taking out a book terrible to behold, of a monstrous size, and of almost insupportable weight, commanded one of his followers to bring it to me to read. Having read it, I found therein most plainly written in hideous characters, all the crimes I ever committed, not only in word and deed, but even in the least thought; and he said to those glorious men in white raiment who sat by me, ‘Why sit ye here, since ye know of a surety that this man is ours?’ They answered, ‘Ye speak truly; take him and lead him away to fill up the measure of your damnation.’ This said, they forthwith vanished, and two wicked spirits arose, having in their hands ploughshares, and one of them struck me on the head, and the other on the foot. And these ploughshares are now with great torment creeping into the inward parts of my body, and as soon as they meet I shall die, and the devils being ready to snatch me away, I shall be dragged into the dungeons of hell.”

Thus spoke that wretch in his despair, and soon after died, and now in vain suffers in eternal torments that penance which he failed to suffer for a short time with the fruits of forgiveness. Of whom it is manifest, that (as the blessed Pope Gregory writes of certain persons) [pg 334]he did not see these things for his own sake, since they did not avail him, but for the sake of others, who, knowing of his end, should be afraid to put off the time of repentance, whilst they have leisure, lest, being prevented by sudden death, they should perish impenitent. And whereas he saw diverse books laid before him by the good and evil spirits, this was done by Divine dispensation, that we may keep in mind that our deeds and thoughts are not scattered to the winds, but are all kept to be examined by the Supreme Judge, and will in the end be shown us either by friendly angels or by the enemy. And whereas the angels first drew forth a white book, and then the devils a black one; the former a very small one, the latter one very great; it is to be observed, that in his first years he did some good actions, all which he nevertheless obscured by the evil actions of his youth. If, contrarywise, he had taken care in his youth to correct the errors of his boyhood, and by well-doing to put them away from the sight of God, he might have been admitted to the fellowship of those of whom the Psalm 31 Verse 1 says, “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.” This story, as I learned it of the venerable Pechthelm Bishop -736, I have thought good to set forth plainly, for the salvation of such as shall read or hear it.

Psalm 36

Psalm 36 Verses 5, 6 and 7

Psalm 36 Verses 5, 6 and 7. NIV. Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. 7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 1688 Dec. 02 Dec 1688. Thomas Tenison Archbishop Canterbury 1636-1715 (52) preached at St Martin's in the Fields, Charing Cross on Psalm 36 Verses 5, 6 and 7, concerning Providence. I received the blessed Sacrament. Afterward, visited my William Godolphin 1st Baronet Godolphin 1640-1710 (48), then going with the George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax 1633-1695 (55) and Daniel Finch 2nd Earl Nottingham, 7th Earl Winchelsea 1647-1730 (41) as Commissioners to the William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (38); he told me they had little power. Plymouth declared for the William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (38). Bath, York, Kingston upon Hull, East Riding, Bristol, and all the eminent nobility and persons of quality through England, declare for the Protestant religion and laws, and go to meet the William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (38), who every day sets forth new Declarations against the Papists. The great favorites at Court, Priests and Jesuits, fly or abscond. Everything, till now concealed, flies abroad in public print, and is cried about the streets. Expectation of the William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (38) coming to Oxford. The James "Old Pretender" Stewart 1688-1766 and great treasure sent privily to Portsmouth, the Henry Jermyn 3rd Baron Jermyn 1636-1708 (52) being Governor. Address from the Fleet not grateful to his James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (55). The Papists in offices lay down their commissions, and fly. Universal consternation among them; it looks like a revolution..

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Around 1678 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (44). Portrait of George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax 1633-1695 (44).

Around 1680 Willem Wissing 1656-1687 (24). Portrait of William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (29) wearing his Garter Collar.

Around 1698. François de Troy 1645-1730 (52). Portrait of James "Old Pretender" Stewart 1688-1766 (9).

Around 1665 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.

Around 1672 Henri Gascar 1635-1701 (37). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (38).

Psalm 44

Psalm 44 Verse 17

Psalm 44 Verse 17. NIV. All this came upon us, though we had not forgotten you; we had not been false to your covenant.

Psalm 44 Verse 17. KJB. All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Mar. 07 Mar 1686. Robert Frampton Bishop 1622-1708 (64), preach'd on 44 Psalm, Psalm 44 Verse 17, Psalm 44 Verse 18, Psalm 44 Verse 19, shewing the severall afflictions of the Church of Christ from the primitives to this day, applying exceedingly to the present conjuncture, when many were wavering in their minds, and greate temptations appearing thro' the favour now found by the Papists, so as the people were full of jealousies and discouragement. The Robert Frampton Bishop 1622-1708 (64) magnified the Church of England, exhorting to constancy and perseverance.

Psalm 44 Verse 18

Psalm 44 Verse 18. NIV. Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.

Psalm 44 Verse 18. KJB. Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Mar. 07 Mar 1686. Robert Frampton Bishop 1622-1708 (64), preach'd on 44 Psalm, Psalm 44 Verse 17, Psalm 44 Verse 18, Psalm 44 Verse 19, shewing the severall afflictions of the Church of Christ from the primitives to this day, applying exceedingly to the present conjuncture, when many were wavering in their minds, and greate temptations appearing thro' the favour now found by the Papists, so as the people were full of jealousies and discouragement. The Robert Frampton Bishop 1622-1708 (64) magnified the Church of England, exhorting to constancy and perseverance.

Psalm 44 Verse 19

Psalm 44 Verse 19. NIV. But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals; you covered us over with deep darkness.

Psalm 44 Verse 19. KJB. Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Mar. 07 Mar 1686. Robert Frampton Bishop 1622-1708 (64), preach'd on 44 Psalm, Psalm 44 Verse 17, Psalm 44 Verse 18, Psalm 44 Verse 19, shewing the severall afflictions of the Church of Christ from the primitives to this day, applying exceedingly to the present conjuncture, when many were wavering in their minds, and greate temptations appearing thro' the favour now found by the Papists, so as the people were full of jealousies and discouragement. The Robert Frampton Bishop 1622-1708 (64) magnified the Church of England, exhorting to constancy and perseverance.

Psalm 49

Psalm 49 Verse 13

Psalm 49 Verse 13. NIV. This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.

Psalm 49 Verse 13. KJB. This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Mar. 24 Mar 1686. Zachary Crodock 1633-1695 (23) preached at the same place on Psalm 49 Verse 13 shewing the vanity of earthly enjoyments.

Psalm 144

Psalm 144 Verse 10

Psalm 144 Verse 10. NIV. to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly sword.

Psalm 144 Verse 10. KJB. It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

John Evelyn's Diary 1683 Sep. 09 Sep 1683. It being the day of public thanksgiving for his Majesty's late preservation, the former Declaration was again read, and there was an office used, composed for the occasion. A loyal sermon was preached on the divine right of Kings, from Psalm 144 Verse 10. "Thou hast preserved David from the peril of the sword.".