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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 On the eight and twentith daie of Aprill, Anno Reg. 9. Strangers iniuriouslie abused of di|uerse yoon|kers. diuerse yoong men of the citie piked quarels to certeine strangers as they passed by the stréets, some they did strike, some they buffeted, and some they threw into the kennell: wherfore the maior sent some of the Eng|lishmen to prison, as Stephan Studleie skinner, Bets, Stephanson, and diuerse other. Then sudden|lie rose a secret rumour, and no man could tell how it began, that on Maie daie next the citie would re|bell and slea all the aliens, insomuch that diuerse strangers fled out of the citie. This brute ran so into euerie mans eares, that it came to the knowledge of the kings councell, wherevpon the lord cardinall sent for the maior, and other of the councell of the citie, gi|uing them to vnderstand what he had heard.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The maior, as one ignorant of the matter, told the cardinall that he doubted not but so to gouerne the citie, as peace should be obserued.The cardi|nals aduise to the maior in this hurli-burlie. The cardinal wil|led him so to doo; and to take good heed, that if anie such riotous attempt was intended, he should with good policie preuent it. The maior came from the car|dinals house at foure of the clocke in the after noone on Maie éeuen, and in all hast sent for his brethren to the Guildhall; yet was it almost seuen of the clocke yer the assemblie was set. Upon conference had of the matter touching the rumour that was spred a|broad of the rebellion against the strangers, some thought it necessarie that a substantiall watch should be set, of the honest citizens housholders which might withstand the euill dooers, if they went about anie misrule.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But other were of this opinion, that it was dan|gerous to raise men in armour,Councell ta|ken by the ma|ior and his brethren how to pre|uent the hurt at hand. bicause it was hard to tell whome they might trust but rather they thought it best that commandement should be giuen to euerie man through euerie ward, to shut in his doores, & to kéepe his seruants within. Before eight of the clocke the recorder was sent to the cardinall with these opinions; who hearing the same, allowed the latter for best and most surest. And then the re|corder and sir Thomas More (late vndershiriffe of London, and now of the kings priuie councell) came to the Guildhall halfe an houre before nine of the clocke, and there shewed the pleasure of the kings councell; wherevpon euerie alderman sent to his ward, that no man should stirre after seauen of the clocke out of his house, but to keepe his doores shut, and his seruants within, till nine of the clocke in th [...] morning.

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