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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.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 Shortly after Gormond fought with Alured at Abingdon,Gormond is ouerth rowne by k. Alured. where in the ende [...] victorie [...]de with the Engliſh men and [...] ſame way [...] with ſuch loſſe, of men other [...] and doubtfull [...] that they [...] notable purſue the [...] but conſtrayned im|mediately after,A peace con|cluded. to con [...]de [...] peace with them on condition that the Danes [...] common [...] with the Engliſh men in Al [...]ion ſo that Gormond with this Danes ſhould be baptiſed, The Danes to be baptiſed, & to remaine in England. and [...] the Chriſtian Religion Herevppon alſo, were pledges deliuered, [...] partes, and Gormonde comming to receiue bap|tiſme [figure appears here on page 200] had his name chaunged and was called A|thelſtane,Gormonde is baptiſed with many mo. during whoſe life the peace continued betwixt the two Nations. Whileſt things paſ|ſed thus in Englande, there roſe a peece of trou|ble betwixt the inhabitants of Murrey lande,They of Roſſe inuade Mur|rey lande. and Roſſe, which diſquieted king Donald not a little. The occaſion grew by reaſon of certaine theeues, which comming forth of Roſſe in the night time, ſecretely entered into Murrey lande, to fetch boo|ties from thence. At the firſt they of Murrey land made reſiſtaunce agaynſt them as well as they might, but after calling their neighbours to ayde them, they ſkirmiſhed in ſuch wiſe, that within two Monethes ſpace,Two thouſand men ſlaine. there were ſlaine betwixt them two thouſand of the one ſyde & of the other. Donalde beeing not a little offended to haue hys peace broken with inteſtute diſcorde,The king wẽt with an armie into Murrey lande. gathered a great power, and with the ſame haſted into Mur|rey lande: where calling the chiefeſt doers and mainteyners of this buſineſſe to make anſwere to that which was layde to their charge, when they were not able to cleare themſelues of the cryme,The chiefe do|ers were put to death. he put them to open execution of death, to the en|ſample of other. This trouble beeing in this ſort quieted, he went into Northũberland, to be there in a readineſſe,The king went into Northum|berlande. if the Danes or Engliſhe men (whom he ſuſpected) ſhoulde attempt any thing agaynſt his ſubiectes in thoſe parties: where in the ende, after he had raigned almoſt .xj. yeeres he departed this worlde.Donald died.

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