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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Malcolme thus hauing purchaſed reſte from further troubles of warre, gouerned the realme a certain time after in good order of iuſtice, & cau|ſed a booke to be ſet forth,The boke cal|led Regia maieſtas. called Regian maieſta|tem, conteyning the lawes & ordinances, wherby the realme ſhoulde be gouerned: and aſſigning foorth in the ſame what [...]es alſo ſhould be giuen vnto the Chauncellour, Secretarie, Conſtable, Merſhall, Chamberlayne, Iuſtice, Treaſorer, Regiſter, Comptroller, & other the officers of his houſe. Such princely doings and noble vertues were found in this Malcolme for a ſeaſon, that if the ſame had continued with him in his later [figure appears here on page 238] age, there had neuer reygned any king in Scot|land, that might haue bene thought to haue paſ|ſed him in woorthy fame: neuertheleſſe his excel|lent qualities were ſtayned at length by that re|prochfull vice of vile auarice.

Malcolme waxeth auari|tions.

Couetouſneſſe and age arri|uing togither.

For as it oftẽtimes happeneth, couetouſneſſe and age layde holde on him bothe at once. He then beganne to repent in that he had bene ſo liberall in giuing away his landes to his Barones, and to recouer the ſame agayne, hee ſurmiſed fayned mater by vntrue ſuggeſtions agaynſt diuers of the chiefeſt No|bles, putting ſome to death and baniſhing other, that he might by this meanes enioy theyr lands and goodes as confiſcate to the crowne for theyr ſuppoſed offences.Malcolmes crueltie to purchas riches.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The nobles hauing great indignation at ſuch crueltie vſed by the king againſt them and theyr lynage, and that vpon no iuſte cauſes, but onely vpon forged deuiſes,The conſpira|cie of the ſcot|tiſh nobilitie againſt Mal|colme. they conſpired in ſundry meetings ſecretely appointed amongſt them, to finde ſome meanes to diſpatch him out of life.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 At length he chaunced to haue ſome inckling whereabout they went, and doubting to fall in|to their handes, fled for ſauegarde of his lyfe vn|to Glammis,Malcolme ſlayne at Glã|mis. where diuers of the conſpiratours were brought into his lodgyng, by ſome of his owne houſeholde ſeruantes, and there ſlew him in reuenge of their freendes, whom he before had wrongfully put to death. Theſe murtherers with their complices incontinently fled with all ſpeede poſſible to auoyde further daũger for this their act, but miſſing their way, for yt the ground was quite couered as then with ſnowe, they fi|nally came to the Loch of Forfayr, which was the ſame time froſen ouer. They therefore thin|king to paſſe ouer it, when they came into the midſt,The murthe|rers drowned. the Iſe brake vnder thẽ, ſo that ſinking in, they were finally drowned. Howbeit their bodies were afterwards drawẽ forth of the Loche with dragges, and diſmembred, and the heads and quarters were ſente vnto diuers townes of the realme, and there hung vp for a ſignification of their wicked treaſon.

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