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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Shortly after, there came vnto them Heraldes alſo from Malcolme,Malcolm ſen|deth ambaſſa|dours to the Danes. to vnderſtand why they had thus inuaded his realm with open and moſt cruel warre, hauing no occaſion giuen by him or his ſubiects ſo to do.The Danes ſlea the Am|baſſadours. Who ſcarcely had done their meſ+ſage, but that they were ſlaine forthwith by cruel outrage of the Danes.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Malcolme being ſore moued to vnderſtand the law obſerued by all nations for the ſafetie of meſ|ſengers to be thus violated by the enimies, kept on his iourney with ye more fierce corage, til he came to a medowe a little beſide Killos, where he en|ramped for that night. Great noyſe and clamour was heard throughout the armie, euerie man be|ing deſirous of battaile, to reuenge the iniuries done by the Danes againſt their friends & coun|trey men: notwithſtanding on the morrow when they ſawe their enimies in farre greater number, and in better order than euer had bin ſeene by any of them before that time,The Scottes through fear [...] are aſtonied. their hart began to waxe faint hauing greater care which way to ſaue their own liues, thã to giue the onſet vpõ their enimies.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Malcolme perceiuing ſuch dread to be entred into the hearts of his people,Malcolmes wordes to his Nobles. that they were nowe more like to run away than to fight, if he ſhoulde bring them forth to battail, got him to a little kil, & calling his nobles about him, he declared vnto [figure appears here on page 230] them how he could not but deteſt their great co|wardiſe, that were thus aſtonied at the firſt ſight of their enimies, wtout further trial of their forces. EEBO page image 231 At home (ſaid he) ye are moſt hardie and valiant, where no danger appeareth what rebuke thẽ is it vnto you, to be thus faint harted now that ye are come where valiancie ſhould be ſhewed,) in dege|nerating ſo far from your worthy fathers & noble progenitors,Loncarte. the which at Loncarte vnder the cõ|duit of my father Kenneth, obteyned ſo famous a victorie of the ſelf ſame nation, whoſe furious nu|iſſance ye ſeeme now ſo much to feare. There hath bene triall made in battell with this enimie in our time, both within the bounds of Scotland, & alſo of England, to the great honor & renowne of our elders. What diſcomfitures the Danes haue re|ceyued are yet freſh in memorie, ſo many of them loſing their liues amongeſt vs, that Albion may well be reckened the ſepulture of Danes,Albion the ſepulture of Danes. as ſome of you can wel record by your owne remẽbrance, and other haue heard by report of their forefathers and anceſters. Ye ought then (ſayde he) to be of good courage, rather than to faint now at neede, conſidering yee haue to doe with thoſe enimies, which are but the remaynant of the other, whiche before haue bene vanquiſhed and ouerthrowne by Scottiſh men, both at Loncarte, & in diuerſe other places, yea & beſides that, ſuch as mouing warres now at this preſent without iuſt occaſion, haue violated the lawes both of God and man, deſer|uing thereby iuſt vengeance at Gods handes, the puniſher of al ſuch vniuſt offenders. Ther is great hope therfore of victorie (ſaid he) left vnto all ſuch as fight againſt theſe enimies, if we take manly harts vnto vs, and ſhew our ſelues in valiant cõ|ſtancie like to our elders, wherby it ſhall then ap|peare what outragious folly remained in the Da|nes, [figure appears here on page 231] to inuade vs without occaſiõ of iniuries pre|ceding. Therefore if ye haue not more regarde to to the ſafetie of your frail bodies, which muſt nee|des at length periſhe, than to the defence and pre|ſeruation of your cõmon countrey, why paſſe ye not forward, ſith ther is now no place nor time to take longer aduice in the matter, as ye may well vnderſtãd by ye preſence of ye enimie redy to ioyne.

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