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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Canute bro|ther vnto Sue|no, appointed generall to come againſt the Scottes.It is ſayd that this Canute according to or|der preſcribed him by his brother Sueno, landed firſt in Buchquhane, and deſtroyed a great parte of that countrey by fire and ſworde, in reuenge of the ſlaughter of his countrey men the Danes, whiche had bene there made lately before.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Malcolme ſore kindled in wrath by theſe in|iuries, though through cõtinuance of the warres his power was greatly decayed, yet did hee aſ|ſemble an army with all ſpeede he could deuiſe, & marched with the ſame towardes the Danes,King Mal|colmes deter|mination. in purpoſe to ſtay them with often ſkirmiſhes and light encounters, but in nowiſe to ieoparde with them in any pight field or generall bataile, for feare leaſt if he had the ouerthrow, he ſhoulde not be able to furniſh a new power for defence of his countrey, againſt the rage of the enimies.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 For the ſpace therfore of .xv. dayes togither, there was often ſkirmiſhing betwixt the parties, the which terme being expired, the Scots behol|ding ſo huge murder of theyr countreymen and frendes, with the ſpoile of the fieldes, and deſtru|ction of the townes and villages, brenning and blaſing on eche ſide before theyr faces, they come to king MalcolmeThe Scottiſh|mens requeſt, vnto their king, for li|cence to fight. & deſired him that he woulde graunt them licence to fight with theyr enimies, proteſting plainely, that if he would not conſent thereto, they woulde giue batayle at their owne choyce. Malcolme perceiuing ye ern [...]ſt mindes of his people to encounter their enimies in playne fielde, and that he might no longer protracte the time, he graunted theyr petition, and therewith beſechyng them to remember theyr honors and dueties:The onſet is giuen. incontinently the onſet was giuen with great hatred and malice on eyther parte, ſo that moſte egerly continuyng in fight a long time, they enforſed themſelues to rid eche other out of lyfe, ſo that all the nobles wel neare on both ſides were ſlayne, the name of victorie rather,The Scottes wan the name of victorie, rather than vi|ctorie it ſelfe. than the victorie it ſelfe remayning with the Scots, who were ſo feeble and fainte with long fight and ſlaughter, that in the end of the battell they were not able to purſue thoſe few of the Danes, which eſcaping with life fledde faintly out of the fielde. [figure appears here on page 236] And ſo for that night, which followed the day of this bloudie batayle, they lodged here and there in ſeuerall places, at aduenture aſwell as they might.

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