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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Ouer this, if the hiſtorian be long, hee is ac|compted a triſter: if he be ſhort, he is taken for a ſummiſter: if he commende, he is twighted for a flatterer: if he reprooue, he is holden for a carper: if he be pleaſant, he is noted for a ieſter: if hee bee graue, he is reckened for a drouper: if he miſdate, he is named a falſyfyer: if he once but trippe, hee is tearmed a ſtumbler: ſo that lette hym beare himſelfe in hys Chronicle, as vprightly and as conſcionably as he may poſſible, yet hee ſhall bee ſure, to fynde them that wyll bee more preſt to blabbe forth his pelfiſh faultes, than they will be ready to blaze out his good deſertes.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Others there bee, that although they are not able to reproue what is written, yet they will bee ſure, to caſt in hys diſhe what is for|gotten. Heere, ſaye they, thys exployte is o|mitted: there that policie is not detected: heere thys ſaying woulde haue beene enterlaced: there that treacherie ſhoulde haue beene diſ|playd.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Theſe and the lyke diſcommodities, wyth which Hiſtoriographers are vſually cloyd, haue borne backe diuers and ſundry willing mindes, who taking the way to bee thorny, the credite ſlipperie, the carpers to bee many, woulde in no caſe bee medlers, chooſing rather to ſitte by theyr owne fyre obſcurely at home, than to bee bayted with enuious tongs openly abrode.

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