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Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 After this, the king of Englands Commiſſio|ners perceyuing what eſtimation and opinion the ſouldiers & men of warre had conceyued of Rey|monde,Reymond cõ| [...]ituted the kings lieute|nat. they authoriſed him lieutenaunt, tyll the kings pleaſure therein might be further knowne: and herewith they returned into Englande to in|forme him of the chaunge of things in Irelande by the Earles death. The king throughly infor|med how things ſtoode, ſent William Fitz Al|delme,

W [...]lliam Fitz Aldelme lieu|tenant of Ire|lande.

Iohn Curcy. Williã Cogan

one of his truſtie ſeruants as his lieutenãt into Ireland with .xx. knights, ioyning with him in commiſſion Iohn de Curey, with other tenne knights, alſo Fitz Stephans & Miles Cogã, with xx. knights, which two laſt remembred captaines had ſerued the king right valiauntly in thoſe late ciuil warres, which his ſonnes had reyſed againſt him. Reymond vnderſtãding that they were ar|riued, met them with a braue number of knights, in the borders of Wexford, deliuering all the Ci|ties, townes, & caſtels togither with ſuch hoſtages as he had into Aldelmes hands as the kings lieu|tenant of that kingdome. Fitz Aldelme moued with enuie, to ſee Reymond furniſhed with ſuch a traine of luſtie youthes, he threatned to abate ſuch pride, and to make a ſcatter of thoſe ſhieldes. Frõ that time forth, aſwell he as other lieutenãts of Irelãd that ſucceeded him, ceaſed not (as it had bene by ſome purpoſed conſpiracie) to hinder the good fortune of Reymond,The kinred of Reymond en| [...]yed. Meiller, Fitz Morice, Fitz Gerald, Fitz Stephans, & all that whole ge|neration, although no cankred enuy was able to roote out the plants of ſo plentifull an ofſpring.

Now foraſmuch as we haue to make ſo often mention of Reymond, Meiller, Heruie, Fitz Al|delme, & Fitz Stephans, being chiefe doers in the reducing of Irelãd vnder the Engliſh ſubiection, we haue thought it not impertinent to ſhew what maner of men in perſonages and qualities they were, as Giraldus Cambrenſis doth deſcribe thẽ.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 Reymond therefore was of a large & mightie ſtature,The diſcrip|tion of Rey|mond. with yellow heares a little curling, great eies, gray and round, his noſe ſomewhat in height rayſed, well coloured of viſage, with a pleaſant & me [...]rie countenance. And although he was verie corpulent, yet with a liuelineſſe of ſpirit he recom|penced the vnweldineſſe of his fleſhe, and ſo ouer|matched the groſſenes of his bodie with the ver|tue of his mind. He would paſſe the nights with|out ſleep, to ſee to the ſafetie of his army, and as a ſurueyer of the watch, he would go vp and down about the campe with marueylous care and dili|gence, ſo that ſuche bandes as were vnder hys charge, ſeldome or neuer attempted anye thing raſhly, or through negligẽce came to hinderance, neither delicate in his feeding, nor fine in his ap|parell. He would endure both heate and cold alike, yeelding to neither of them both, able to brydle wrath, & to abide al maner of painful trauails. He ſeemed rather to profite than to rule ouer thẽ that were vnder his gouernment, rather as a ſeruant than a maiſter: and to conclude, he was boun|tifull, curteous, and wiſe. And although he was right vertuous, and readie to bidde battaill, yet he excelled moſte in prudent policie and prouident foreſight, ſo as he iuſtly deſerued to be cõmended, both for a valiant ſouldiour, and a circumſpect Captaine. Thus much for Reymond.

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