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Compare 1587 edition: 1 But now to returne to the truth of the matter where we left. In the night following after this terrible battaile,The Scottiſh men returne home againe. the reſidue of the Scottiſh armie returned homewardes the ſame way they came, waſting & ſpoyling the Engliſh borders as they paſſed. At their comming home,They were re|uiled of theyr owne people. euery man ſpake euil of thẽ, for that as cowards & naughtie perſõs, they neyther ſought to reuenge the death of their noble king, nor yet to ſuccor their felowes yt were beaten downe and ſlaine before their faces. But namely Alexander Hume Lorde Chamberlaine was reproued, as cauſe of all that miſchiefe, which behaued himſelfe not as a captaine, but as a tray|tor or enimie to his countrey.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Thus haue you heard how through raſhneſſe and lacke of ſkilful order, the Scottiſh army was ouercome, and that worthie Prince king Iames the fourth brought to his fatal ende, on the .ix. day of September, in the .xxv. yeare of his raigne and xxxix. of his age, which was in the yeare from the incarnation .1513. For his politike gouernment and due adminiſtration of iuſtice, which he exer|ciſed during the time of his raigne, he deſerued to be numbred amongeſt the beſt Princes that euer raigned ouer the Scottiſh nation.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 All theft, reife, murther, and robberie ceaſſed in his dayes, by ſuch rygorous execution of lawes penall as he cauſed to bee exercyſed through all the boundes of Scotlande:The ſauage people refor|med them|ſelues. Inſomuche that the ſauage people of the oute Iles ſorted themſelues through terror and dreade of due puniſhment to EEBO page image 423 liue after the order of lawes and Iuſtice, where otherwiſe of themſelues they are naturally incly|ned to ſedition and diſquieting of eche other. To conclude, men were in great hope, that if it had pleaſed the high determinate purpoſe of almigh|tie God to haue lente to him longer lyfe, hee ſhoulde haue brought the Realme of Scotlande to ſuche a flouriſhing eſtate, as the lyke in none of hys Predeceſſours tymes was yet euer heard of.

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