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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Iohn Scot. Some holde that he was an Engliſh man. Bale.In the dayes of this Gregorie alſo, there liued that famous Clerke Iohn Scot, a Scottiſh man in deede borne, but brought [...]p in ſtudie of good literature at Athens, where hauing learned the Greeke tongue, he was ſent for into Fraunce, to come vnto the Emperour Lewes, with whome he remayned in ſeruice for a time: and by whoſe commaundement he tranſlated the booke of S. Dioniſe,Dionyſ. Arco|pagita was tranſlated by Iohn Scot. intit [...]lled Hierarchia, into Latine. After|wardes beeing ſent Ambaſſadour from the ſame Lewes vnto Alured or Alfred king of Englande, he continued with him & taught his children,He taught K. Alured in England. ha|uing a place thereto appoynted him within the Abbay of Malmeſburie, where he had ſuch reſort of hearers and ſcholers,He taught in Malmesbury. that it was a wonder to behold. Notwithſtãding, at length when he ceaſ|ſed not to blame and ſharply to reproue the cor|rupt maners of ſuch his ſchollers as were giuen more to libertie than learning,He was killed [...] his ſcholers. he was by them murthered with daggers, as he was reading vnto [...] was afterwardes regiſtred amongeſt [...] Martyrs.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 [figure appears here on page 199] Donald.But to our purpose. After Gregory succeeded Donald the fifth in gouernment of the kingdome. Donalde the fifth. He was the Sonne of Constantine the seconde. And finding the state of the Realme in good quiet and flourishing in welth he applied his whole studie to mainteyne the same in the semblable plight and condition. And before all things he caused iustice to bee duely ministred, He was a good iuſticier. so that no iniurie, specially if it were done to any poore person, escaped vnpunished. Christ the Lord of al vertue had giuen him such a godly disposed minde, He was reli|gious. whose religion (to the aduauncement of his glorie) he had euer in high veneration. Amongst other his godly ordinances, he made this statute to bee oberued as a law, that such as by swearing vnaduisedly blasphemed the name of almightie God, A puniſher of blaſphemers. or in cursing and banning called vpon the name of the wicked fiend, and betooke any Christian creature vnto his hellishe power and domination (a vice naturally following the people of that Nation) should haue his tongue thrust through with a burning yron. But wo worth the negligence of such as haue succeeded him, in suffring so necessarie an ordinance to be abolished Good ordi|nances are ſoone neg|lected. and worne out of vſe, conſidering the horrible othes and blaſphe|mie, with the bitter & dreadfull curſings ſo much frequented of al eſtates in this our time, aſwel in Scotlande as elſewhere, as without great horror of the heartes cannot bee halfe expreſſed. But to our purpoſe touching the gouernmẽt of Donald: it chaunced afterwardes,Gormond ar|riued with a nauie in Nor|thumberland. that he had knowledge how Gormond a Dane was landed with a puiſ|ſant armie vpon the coaſtes of Northumberland, and had picehed his campe neare vnto the ſhore, without doing any domage to the Countrey ſo that it was vncertain what he intended whether to begin a conqueſt there, or to paſſe ouer Hum|ber to make warres on the Engliſhmen. To pre|uent therefore all daungers,King Donalde goeth to re|ſiſt him. Donalde haſted to|wardes Northumberlande, howbeit he was not farre forwarde on his iourney, but that worde came to him how Gormond was alreadie paſſed ouer Humber, and entred and the Engliſhe bor|ders. But yet did not Donald ſtay his iourney,Gormond we [...] beyond Hum|ber. [...] he heard certainly that Gormond keeping vpon his way was aduaunced forwarde at the [...]aſt [...] miles of from the ryuer of Humber, doubting [...] happely he had ment ſome deceyt, as ſodenly to haue returned vpon the Scots in Northumber|lande, when the king had beene [...]de gone [...]a [...].

Compare 1587 edition: 1 EEBO page image 200But nowe when it was knowne that hys purpoſe was onely to aſſayle the Engliſh Coun|treys,Donalde ſent 5000. men to the ayde of the Engliſh men. according to the league newly confirmed, Donalde ſent fiue thouſande Scottiſh men [...] the ayde of the Engliſh men. And alſo appoynted two thouſand horſemen to remaine with him in Northumberlande (where he ſtayed for [...] ty [...]e) diſcharging the reſidue, and licenſing than to re|turne vnto their homes.

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