I saw this meme at Hannah Jane's blog, and simply couldn't resist. . .
The rules are as follows:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people.
1. Okay, there are about twenty books scattered all over my bed, but the nearest one to my laptop is Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser.
2. Yesss. . .
3. The fifth sentence is: Throckmorton heard that even the king of Spain had advised her to be prepared to temporize in matters of religion, on her first arrival.
4. Next three sentences are: Melville tells us that all the Frenchmen who had recently returned from Scotland advised her to be most familiar with James, Argyll, Maitland and Kirkcaldy of Grange, in short to learn to repose most upon the members of the reformed religion. Such practical advice, coloured by tolerance, accorded well with Mary's own temperament and religious convictions. In religious matters, her leaning was towards the tolerance of her mother, rather than the fanaticism of a cardinal of Guise.
Woopee, that was fun. . . my first meme. :-)