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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Being in a rage with certayne of his ſeruãts, for faultes they committed, one of hys horſemẽ offered maiſter Boyce (a Gentleman that retey|ned to him) an Iriſh Hobby,Boyce. on condition, that hee woulde plucke an heare from the Earle hys herde. Boyce taking the proffer at rebound, ſtept to the Earle (with whoſe good nature hee was throughly acquainted) parching in the heate of his choler, and ſayd:

So it is, and if it like youre good Lordſhippe, one of youre Horſemen pro|miſed mee a choyce Horſe, if I ſnippe one heare from your berde. Well quoth the Earle, I a|gree thereto, but if thou plucke anye more than one, I promiſe thee to bring my fyſt from thine care.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The braunche of this good nature hathe bin deriued from him to an Earle of his poſteritie, who beeing in a chafe, for the wrong ſaucing of a Partridge, roſe ſuddaynely from the Table, meanyng to haue reaſoned the m [...]er wyth hys Cooke: hauyng entred into the Kitchen, drownyng in obliuion hys chalenge, hee began to commende the buyldyng of the roome, where|in hee was at no tyme before, and ſo leauyng the Cooke vncontrold, he returned to his gueſts meryly.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Thys olde Earle beeyng, as is aforeſayde, ſoone hote and ſoone colde, was of the Engliſhe well beloued, a good Iuſticier, a ſuppreſſor of the Rebels, a warrioure incomparable, towards the nobles that he fanſyed not, ſomewhat head|long and vnruly: beeyng charged before Henrye the ſeauenth, for burning the Churche of Ca|ſhell, and manye witneſſes prepared, to ad|uouche agaynſte hym the trouth of that article, hee ſuddaynely confeſſed the fact, to the greate wondering and deteſtation of the counſell: when it was looked how hee woulde iuſtifye the matter: by Ieſus (quoth hee) I woulde neuer haue done it, hadde it not bin tolde me, that the Archebyſhoppe was within: and bycauſe the ſame Archebyſhoppe was one of hys buſyeſt accuſers there preſent, the Kyng merily laugh|ed at the playneſſe of the noble man, to ſee hym alledge that thing for excuſe, whiche moſt of all did aggrauate hys offence.

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