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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Others on the contrary ſide, beeyng reſolute fellowes, and trampling vnder foote theſe curi|ous faultfynders, would not ſticke to put them|ſelues forthe in preſſe, and mangre all theyr heartes, to buſkle forwarde, and ruſhe through the pykes of theyr quipping nippes, and bityng frumpes.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 But I, takyng the meane betweene both theſe extremities, helde it for better, not to bee ſo feynte and peeuiſhe a meacocke, as to ſhrinke and couche myne head, for euery mizeling ſhoure, nor yet to beare my ſelfe ſo high in heart, as to praunce and iette lyke a proude gennet through the ſtreete, not weighing the barking of curriſh bandogges.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And therefore, if I ſhall be founde in my hy|ſtorie ſometyme too tedious, ſometime too ſpare, ſometime too fawning in commendyng the ly|uing, ſometime too flatte in reprouing the dead: I take GOD to witneſſe, that myne offence therein proceedeth of ignorance, and not of ſette wilfulneſſe.

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