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Tete Dieu/! you're not in an enemy's kingdom, methinks. The king, our grasp, is in the course of his unswerving topics, and the States-general has to be suffered to planned at liberty. I come, messieurs, from the States-general. I carried the protest of my nephew de Conde earlier than that meeting, and 3 hundred of these gents have published him. you need to shed royal blood and to decimate the the Aristocracy of the dominion, do you? Ha! in destiny, I defy you, and your whole schemes, Messieurs de Lorraine. for those who order the king's head opened, via this sword which kept France from Charles V. , I say it shall no longer be done--" "All the more," stated Ambroise Pare; "because it really is now too past due; the suffusion has started. " "Your reign is over, messieurs," stated Catherine to the Guises, seeing from Pare's face that there has been now not any desire. "Ah! madame, you have got killed your individual son," cried Mary Stuart as she bounded like a lioness from the mattress to the window and seized the queen-mother through the arm, gripping it violently. "My dear," spoke back Catherine, giving her daughter-in-law a chilly, willing look within which she allowed her hatred, repressed for the final six months, to overflow; "you, to whose inordinate love we owe this demise, you'll now visit reign on your Scotland, and you may commence to-morrow. i'm regent /de facto/. " the 3 physicians having made her an indication, "Messieurs," she additional, addressing the Guises, "it is agreed among Monsieur de Bourbon, appointed lieutenant-general of the dominion through the States-general, and me that the behavior of the affairs of the kingdom is our company completely. Come, monsieur le chancelier. " "The king is useless! " acknowledged the Duc de Guise, forced to accomplish his tasks as Grand-master. "Long stay King Charles IX.! " cried the entire noblemen who had include the king of Navarre, the Prince de Conde, and the Connetable. The ceremonies which keep on with the dying of a king of France have been played in virtually overall solitude. whilst the king-at-arms proclaimed aloud 3 times within the corridor, "The king is lifeless! " there have been only a few folks current to answer, "Vive le roi! " The queen-mother, to whom the Comtesse de Fiesque had introduced the Duc d'Orleans, now Charles IX. , left the chamber, best her son by way of the hand, and all of the final courtiers her. nobody used to be left in the home the place Francois II. had drawn his final breath, however the duke and the cardinal, the Duchesse de Guise, Mary Stuart, and Dayelle, including the sentries on the door, the pages of the Grand-master, these of the cardinal, and their deepest secretaries. "Vive los angeles France! " cried numerous Reformers on the street, sounding the 1st cry of the competition. Robertet, who owed all he used to be to the duke and cardinal, terrified by way of their scheme and its current failure, went over secretly to the queen-mother, whom the ambassadors of Spain, England, the Empire, and Poland, hastened to fulfill at the staircase, introduced thither through Cardinal de Tournon, who had long gone to inform them once he had made Queen Catherine an indication from the courtyard in the intervening time while she protested opposed to the operation of Ambroise Pare.