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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 But for as much as they ſaw no great likely|hoode of good ſucceſſe in that exployte, in the ende it was concluded amongſt them, that (ſithe there was no meane for thoſe Noble men which were incloſed within that Citie to eſcape the eni|mies handes, and that there were none other of any reputation abrode able to defende the Coun|trey frõ the Scottiſhmens puiſſance) they ſhould fall to ſome treatie with the Scottiſh king for a peace to be had,They conſule vpon a treatie of peace to be made. with ſo reaſonable conditions as might be obteyned: for other remedie in that pre|ſent miſchief they could deuiſe none, and therfore this was iudged the beſt way of the whole nũber, & namely of Cormach biſhop of Dublin, a man for his ſingular vertue & reputatiõ of vpright life, of no ſmal authority amongſt them. He took vpõ him alſo to go vnto Gregorie to breake ye matter,Cormach B. of Dublin went vnto king Gregorie. & ſo cõming afore his preſẽce, beſought him moſt hũbly to haue cõpaſſion vpon the poore miſerable citie, and in ſuch ſort to temper his wrath, if he had conceyued any peece of diſpleaſure agaynſt EEBO page image 198 the Citizens, that it might pleaſe him yet vppon their humble ſubmiſſion to receyue them vnto his mercie, and further to accept into his protection his couſin yong Duncane,Douncane. vnto whom the king|dome of Irelande was due of right, as all the worlde well vnderſtoode.A wittie ſaying. He beſought him alſo to remember, that it apperteyned more to the ho|nour of a king to preſerue the lawfull right of o|ther kings and princes with the quiet ſtate of Ci|ties and Countreyes, than by violent hande to ſeeke their deſtruction. Wherevnto the king an|ſwered,King Gregory hi [...] wiſe and godly anſwer. that he was not come into Irelande for any couetous deſire he had to the Realme, or to the entent to ſpoyle his kinneſman of the go|uernment thereof, but onely to reuenge ſuche in|iuries as the Iriſhmen had done to his ſubiectes: not the Scottes but the Iriſhe men themſelues were they that had gyuen the occaſion of the warre, whiche they had dearely bought wyth no ſmall portion of theyr bloud (whiche had beene ſhedde) as puniſhed for that cryme wor|thily by the iuſte iudgement of almightie God.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 But as touching an ende to bee had of hys quarell, and for the reſeruing of the King|dome vnto yong Duncanes behoofe, when hee had the Citie at hys pleaſure, hee woulde then take ſuche order as hee ſhoulde thinke moſt con|uenient.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 This anſwere of the Scottiſhe king being re|ported vnto them within the Citie,Dublin is ſur|rendred vnto king Gregory. they determi|ned forthwith to ſet open their gates to receyue him: who, when he had cauſed ſearch to be made whither all things were truely ment according to the outwarde ſhewe or not, he marched forth towardes the Citie to enter the ſame in order of battaile, with all hys whole armie,Gregorie was receyued with Proceſsion. into the which he was receiued with Proceſſion of al the eſtates: for firſt there mette him all the Prieſtes and men of Religion, with the Byſhop,Cormach B. of Dublin b [...] commeth a croſſe bearer. the foreſayd Cor|mach, who hauing vpon him his Pontificall ap|parell, bare in his handes the Crucifixe: then fol|lowed the Nobles with the other multitude. Which order when Gregorie behelde, he com|maunded his battaile to ſtay a little, and there|with he himſelfe aduaunced forth on foote till hee came to the Biſhop, and falling downe vpon his knees, he reuerently kiſſed the Crucifix,He kiſſeth the Crucifix. where|vpon receyuing humble thankes with high com|mendation of the Biſhop for ſuche his clemencie, he entred the Citie, not ſtaying till he came into the Market place, where commaunding one part of his armie to keepe their ſtanding, he went with the reſidue vnto the Church of our Ladie, and af|ter to that of Saint Patrike, where hearing the celebration of diuine ſeruice when the ſame was ended, hee entred the Caſtell,He entred the Caſtell. where his lodging was prepared. In the morning he cauſed exe|cution to be done of certaine vnruly perſons of his [figure appears here on page 198] armie, whiche in the night paſſed had broken vp the houſes of ſome of the Citizens, and rauiſh [...]d diuerſe women. And for this acte Gregorie be|ing had in highe reuerence of the Iriſhe people, lodged part of hys armie win the Citie, and part he commaunded to lodge wythout in the campe.

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