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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Gathelus mi|niſtred iuſtice.Gathelus hauing peace thus with his neigh|bors, ſate vpon his Marble ſtone in Brigantia, where he gaue lawes, and miniſtred iuſtice vn|to his people, thereby to mainteyne them in wealth and quietneſſe.

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Compare 1587 edition: 1 A deſcription of the ſeate.This ſtone was in faſhion like a ſeate or Chayre, hauing ſuch a fatall deſtinie, as the Scottes ſay, following it, that whereſoeuer it ſhould be founde, there ſhoulde the Scottiſh men raigne and haue the ſupreme gouernance. Here|of it came to paſſe, that firſt in Spaine, after in Irelande, and then in Scotlande, the Kings which ruled ouer the Scottiſh men receyued the Crowne ſitting vpon that ſtone, vntill the time of Robert the firſt king of Scotlande. The in|ſcription alſo of the ſtone though ingraued long time after, as ſhoulde appeare, was this:

Ni fallat fatum, Scoti quocun locatum
Inuenient lapidem, regnare tenentur ibidem.

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