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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Sir Humfreie Stafford also, hearing what had happened to the lord Louell,Sir [...] Stafford [...]a|ken out of Colnham sanctuarie, and execut [...]. in great displeasure and sorrowe, and for feare left his enterprise, and in like manner fled, and tooke sanctuarie at Colnham, a vil|lage not past two miles from Abindon. But bicause that sanctuarie was not a sufficient defense (as was prooued before the iustices of the kings Bench) for traitours, he was taken from that place, & brought to the Tower, & after put to execution at Tiborne: but his brother Thomas that was with him, was pardoned, bicause he was thought not to haue at|tempted anie thing of himselfe otherwise than by the euill counsell and persuasion of his elder brother. Af|ter that the king had quieted all these commotions and tumults, Anno Reg. [...]. and reformed the rude and brabling peo|ple of the North parts, he returned to London.

¶In this yeare Iohn Persiuall, Abr. Fl. ex epitome Rich. Grafto [...] One of the maiors offi|cers chosen shiriffe of Lõ|don and lord maior. one of the maior of Londons officers, and his caruer, was chosen one of the shiriffes of London. For when the maior (as the custome of London is) dooth elect one of the shiriffes of London for the yeare insuing, by taking and drinking a cup of wine to such a one as he lust to name shiriffe; the maior for the time being, whose name was sir Henrie Collet, tooke the cup of wine, and dranke vnto the aforesaid Iohn Persiuall his caruer standing bareheaded before him, and waiting vpon his boord, and called him shiriffe of London for the yeare insuing: and foorthwith the said maior cau|sed the same Persiuall to sit downe at his owne ta|ble and to couer his head. And the same Persiuall tooke vpon him the office of shiriualtie, and after was maior of London, and was made knight.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In this meane time, of a small matter, and the EEBO page image 765 same altogither false and fained, there was an open path made and beaten foorth, for a greater inconueni|ence to insue. The which matter might séeme verie strange, how such trouble and mischéefe should grow thereof, if the time were not considered, in which it happened. For in those daies manie persons, either borne in the wombe of continuall dissention, or nou|rished with the milke of ciuill sedition, could not for|beare their vsuall custome of moouing strife, and sow|ing debate, euer glad to haue anie occasion, though neuer so small, to stirre vprores of warre, and slaugh|ter of people. Which men if they knew (a matter of weightie conceipt) the hurts thereof, they would be as earnest in seeking after peace as they are grée|die in pursuit of warre, speciallie ciuill warre: but the cause whie they are defectiue therein, is the want of méekenesse and humilitie, as the wiseman saith:

Mite cor horribili seditione vacat.

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