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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 In Halie Bassa his gallie there were aboord three hundred harquebusiers Ianissaries, and an hun|dred archers. In the gallie of Don Giouan de Au|stria chiefe admerall of the christians, were foure hundred harquebusiers Spaniards, of the fierse of Sardigna, beside a great number of lords and gen|tlemen, and also beside the rowers: and in euerie o|ther gallie were 200 fighting men at the least, beside the rowers, & in some 300, & othersome 400 according to the mould of the vessels.The number of the christian gallies & the Turkes. The number of the christian gallies and galliots, were in all two hundred and two, besides six great galleasses. The Turks had their gallies, galliots, and foists, to the number of two hundred and fiftie, as appeareth by the account afore made, of those that were taken, abandoned, and escaped. There were deliuered and set at libertie,Christian cap|tiues set at li|bertie 14000. about twelue thousand, some say four|teene thousand christian captiues, whome the Turks kept for slaues, and had them chained there aboord with them in their gallies. But this victorie was not got without great losse of the christians, for be|side Augustine Barbarigo, the principall prouedi|tore of the Uenetians, there died seuentéene other gentlemen of Uenice, being men of good estimati|on, Iohn Cardone, & Barnardine Cardone Spa|niards, Uirginio and Horatio Ursini Romans, Troilo, Sabello, Marco Molino, besides diuerse other nobles and gentlemen of name, as well Ita|lians, as Spaniards, and Almans.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Contareno. The number of christians that died. Bizari. In all, there died of the christians to the number of seauen thousand six hundred fiftie and six, beside those that were hurt, being in like number to them that were slaine, among whom was don Iohn de Au|stria, generall of all the christian armie there, Seba|stian Ueniero the Uenetians generall, & the counte de Santa Fiore with diuerse others. Moreouer, there were christian gallies bouged, thrée of the Ue|netians, one of the popes, one belonging to the duke of Sauoie, Contareno. and another to the knights of Malta. There was one also taken & led awaie by Ochialie, and his companie.The space how long the battell conti|nued. Such was the successe of this bat|tell, which continued for the space of six houres, in the end whereof the victorie remaining with the christi|ans, caused no small reioising through all parties of christendome. For if this victorie had béene followed, with his gratious helpe and assistance that was the giuer thereof, the proud and loftie horne of the Is|maelite had béene so brused, as peraduenture his courage would haue quailed to put foorth the same so spéedilie as he did. But such is the malice of the time, that the christians haue more pleasure to draw their weapons one against another,A common fault among christians. than against that common enimie of vs all, who regardeth neither pro|testant nor catholike (they may be sure) those of the Gréekish church nor others, as if the mercifull proui|dence of the Lord of hosts doo not in time disappoint his proceedings, it will be too soone perceiued, though happilie too late to stop the breach, when the floud hath got head, and once woone passage through the banke.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 It were therfore to be wished of all those that ten|der the suertie of the christian commonwealth, that princes would permit their subiects to liue in libertie of conscience, concerning matters of faith: and that subiects againe would be readie in dutifull wise,Good counsell if that faith be the faith of Christ & his true church. to obeie their princes in matters of ciuill gouernment, so that compounding their controuersies among themselues, with tollerable conditions, they might emploie their forces against the common enimie, to the benefit of the whole christian world, which (the more is the pitie) they haue so long exercised one a|gainst another, to each others destruction. And as for matters in variance about religion, rather to decide the same with the word, than with the sword, an in|strument full vnfit for that purpose, and not lightlie vsed nor allowed of by the ancient fathers in time of the primitiue church. But fith this is rather to be wished than hoped for by anie apparant likelihood, considering the strange contrarietie of humors now reigning among men in sundrie parts of christen|dome, let vs leaue the successe of our wish to the ple|sure of God, the author of all good haps, who ruleth the harts of princes (as the poet saith verie trulie

—& eius
In manibus sunt regum animi; quotún volunta [...]
Fert sua, vertit eos)
and frameth the peoples minds as séemeth best to his diuine prouidence. And withall, let vs also hum|blie offer to him our praiers, instantlie beseeching him to spare vs in mercie, and not to reward vs af|ter our iniquities: but rather by his onmipotent power to turne from vs the violence of our enimies, in abridging their forces, as it may séeme good to his mercifull fauour and great clemencie.

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