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Compare 1587 edition: 1 The king wẽt with an armie into Murray lande.The multitude being preſent, getting them to armure followed their prince, taking his iour|ney without further delay towardes Murray|land, the inhabitauntes of whiche region hea|ring of his approch and the cauſe of his cõming, were ſtryken with exceeding feare, but namely Donewalde beyng giltie in conſcience,A gilty con|ſcience accu|ſeth a man. doubted leaſt if he were put to torture, he ſhould be enfor|ced to confeſſe the truthe, wherevpon without making his wyfe priuie to his departure, or any other of his family, ſaue a fewe ſuche as he tooke with him, he ſecretely got him to the mouthe of the ryuer of Spey, where finding a ſhippe ready, he wente a borde the ſame,Donewalde getteth him ſecretly away. purpoſing to haue fledde his wayes by ſea into Norway: for this is the peculiar propertie of a giltie conſcience to be afrayde of all things, and eyther in geſture or countenaunce to bewray it ſelfe, accompting flight moſte ſure if occaſion may ſerue thereto. For this Donewalde,The murther of the king is reueled. whome no man (though ſome partely ſuſpected him) might wel haue bur|dened with the crime of his Maſters death (by reaſon of his faithfull ſeruice ſhewed towardes him afore time) had he not thus ſought to haue auoyded the countrey, was now detected of ma|nifeſt treaſon, euery man deteſting his abhomi|nable facte, and wiſhing him to be ouerwhel|med in the raging floudes, ſo to pay the due pu|niſhment, whiche of right hee ought, for his vile treaſon in murthering his naturall Lorde.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 3 Culene being hereof aduertiſed,The caſtell of Fores is taken and all the in|habitãts ſlain. paſſed ouer Spey water, and taking the caſtell of Fores, ſlew all that he founde therein, and put the houſe to ſacke and fire. Donewaldes wife with his three daughters were taken: for Culene com|maunded, that who ſo euer coulde light vpon them, ſhoulde in any wiſe ſaue theyr liues, and bring them vnto him. Whiche beyng done,The murder is wholy con|feſſed. hee had them to the racke, where the mother vpon hyr examination confeſſed the whole mater, how by hyr procuremẽt chiefly hyr huſbãd was moued to cauſe the deede to be done, who they were that by his commaundement did it, and in what place they had buried the bodie. Here woulde the multitude haue runne vpon hyr and torne hyr in peeces, but that they were reſtray|ned by commaundement of an officer at armes. The king with the reſidue for that night reſted themſelues, and in the morning tooke order for prouiſion of all things neceſſarie to take vp the bodie of king Duffe,King Duffe his body to be taken vp. and then to conuey it vnto Colmekill, there to be buried amongſt his pre|deceſſours. But as they were buſie here about,Donewald is taken pry|ſo|ner. woorde came that the traytour Donewalde was by ſhipwracke caſte vpon the ſhore within foure miles of the Caſtell, as though he were by Gods prouiſion brought backe into his owne coun|trey to ſuffer woorthy puniſhment for his deme|rites. Wherevpon the inhabitaunts of the pla|ces next adioyning, tooke him and kepte him faſt bound till they knewe further of the kings plea|ſure: who right gladde of the newes, ſente forth immediatly a bande of men to fetche him. They that were ſent did as they were commaunded: and beyng vnneth returned, there came in diuers Lordes of Roſſe,Donewaldes foure ſeruaunts were taken al|ſo. bringing with them Done|waldes foure ſeruaunts whiche (as before is ſayde) did execute the murder. Thus all the of|fendours beyng brought togither vnto the place where the murder was bothe contriued and ex|ecuted EEBO page image 210 they were arrayned, condemned, and put to death in maner as followeth, to the great re|ioycing of the people that beheld the ſame. They were firſte ſcourged by the hangman,Donewalde with his con|federates are executed. and then bowelled, their entrailes being throwen into a fire and brente, the other partes of theyr bodies were cut into quarters, and ſent vnto the chie|feſt Cities of the realme, and there ſet vp alofte vpon the gates and higheſt towers; for enſample ſake to all ſuche as ſhould come after, how hay|nous a thing it is to pollute theyr handes in the ſacred bloud of theyr prince. This dreadfull end had Donewald with his wife before he ſaw any ſunne after the murder was committed, and that by the appointment of the moſt rightuous God, the creatour of that heauenly planet and all o|ther things, who ſuffereth no crime to be vnre|uenged.Rewardes gi|uen vnto the takers of thoſe murderers. Thoſe that were the takers of the mur|derers were highly rewarded for their paynes & trauayle therein ſuſtayned, being exempt from charges of goyng forth into the warres: and alſo of all maner of payments belonging to publike dueties, as tributes and ſuche like.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 The body of king Duffe honorably buried.Theſe things being thus ordered, the body of king Duffe was takẽ vp, and in moſt pompous maner conueyed vnto Colmekill, accompanied all the way by Culene, and a great multitude of Lordes both ſpirituall and temporal, with other of the meaner eſtates. There be yt haue written how his bodie (though it had layne .vj. moneths vnder the groũd) was nothing empayred eyther in colour or otherwiſe, when it was taken vp, but was founde as wholle and ſound as though it had bene yet aliue, the ſkarres of the woundes onely excepted.Meruaylous things are ſeene. But to proceede, ſo ſoone as it was brought aboue the groũd, the ayre began to cleare vp, and the ſunne brake foorth, ſhining more brighter than it had bene ſeene afore time to any of the beholders remembrance. And that which put men in moſt deepe cõſideration of al, was the ſight of manifold flowers, which ſprang forth ouer all the fieldes immediatly therevpon, cleane contrary to the time & ſeaſon of the yeare. Within a fewe yeares after, there was a bridge made ouer the water in the ſame place, where the bodie had bene buried, & a village builded at the one end of the bridge, whiche is called vnto this day,Kyllflos. Killflos, that is to ſay, the church of flowers: taking that name of the wonder there happened at the remouing of the kings bodie, as the ſame authours woulde ſeeme to meane. But there is now or was of late a rich abbey, ſtanding with a right fayre church, cõſecrate in the honour of the virgine Marie. Monſtrous ſightes alſo that were ſeene within the Scottiſhe kingdome that yeare were theſe,Horſes eate their owne fleſhe. horſes in Lothian being of ſin|guler beautie and ſwiftneſſe, did eate their owne fleſh, & would in no wiſe taſte any other meate.

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