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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 Kildare pursuing Ormond to the chapiter house doore, vndertooke on his honor that he should receiue no villanie. Whervpon the recluse crauing his lord|ships hand to assure him his life, there was a clift in the chapiter house doore, pearsed at a trise, to the end both the earles should haue shaken hands and be re|conciled. But Ormond surmising that this drift was intended for some further treacherie, that if he would stretch out his hand, it had béene percase chopt off, refused that proffer; vntill Kildare stretcht in his The earles reconciled. hand to him, and so the doore was opened, they both imbraced the storme appeased, and all their quarrels for that present rather discontinued than ended. In this garboile, one of the citizens, surnamed Blanch|field Blanchfield slaine. was slaine. This latter quarrell being like a greene wound, rether bungerlie botcht than soundlie cured, in that Kildare suspected that so great an ar|mie (which the other alledged to be brought for the EEBO page image 83 gard of his person) to haue béene of purpose assem|bled, to outface him & his power in his owne coun|trie. And Ormond mistrusted, that this treacherous practise of the Dublinians was by Kildare deuised. These and the like surmises lightlie by both the no|ble men misdéemed, and by the continuall twatling of fliring clawbacks in their eares whispered, bred and fostered a malice betwixt them and their posteri|tie, manie yeeres incurable, which caused much stur and vnquietnesse in the realme, vntill the confusion of the one house and the nonage of the other ended and buried their mutuall quarrels.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 Ormond was nothing inferiour to the other in stomach, and in reach of policie far beyond him. Kil|dare The descrip|tion of Or|mond. The descrip|tion of Kil|dare. was in gouernement mild, to his enimies sterne, to the Irish such a scourge, that rather for de|spite of him than for fauor of anie part, they relied for a time to Ormond, came vnder his protection, serued at his call, performed by starts (as their man|ner is) the dutie of good subiects. Ormond was se|cret and of great forecast, verie staied in spéech, dan|gerous of euerie trifle that touched his reputation. Kildare was open and plaine, hardlie able to rule himselfe when he were moued to anger, not so sharpe as short, being easilie displeased and sooner appeased. Being in a rage with certeine of his seruants for faults they committed, one of his horssemen offered master Boice (a gentleman that reteined to him) an Irish hobbie, on condition, that he would plucke an Boice. haire from the earle his beard. Boice taking the proffer at rebound, stept to the earle (with whose good nature he was throughlie acquainted) parching in the heat of his choler, and said:

So it is, and if it like your good lordship, one of your horssemen promised me a choise horsse, if I snip one haire from your beard. Well quoth the earle, I agree thereto, but if thou plucke anie more than one, I promise thée to bring my fist from thine eare.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The branch of this good nature hath beene deriued from him to an earle of his posteritie, who being in a chafe for the wrong sawcing of a patridge, arose suddenlie from the table, meaning to haue reasoned the matter with his cooke. Hauing entred the kitch|en, drowning in obliuion his chalenge, he began to commend the building of the roome, wherein he was at no time before, & so leauing the cooke vncontrold, he returned to his ghests merilie. This old earle be|ing (as is aforesaid) soone hot and soone cold, was of the English well beloued, a good iusticier, a suppressor of the rebels, a warriour incomparable, towards the nobles that he fansied not somewhat headlong and vnrulie. Being charged before Henrie the seuenth, for burning the church of Cashell, and manie wit|nesses prepared to aduouch against him the truth of that article, he suddenlie confessed the fact, to the great woondering and detestation of the councell. When it was looked how he wold iustifie the matter; By Iesus (quoth he) I would neuer haue doone it, had it not béene told me that the archbishop was within. And bicause the same archbishop was one of his bu|siest accusers there present, the king merilie laughed at the plainnesse of the noble man, to sée him alledge that thing for excuse, which most of all did aggrauate his offense.

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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Kildare purſuing Ormond to the Chapiter houſe dore, vndertooke on hys honor, that hee ſhould receyue no villanie. Wherevpon, the re|cluſe crauing his Lordſhips hand to aſſure hym his life, there was a clift in the Chapiter houſe dore, pierced at a trice, to the end both the Erles ſhould haue ſhaken hands, and bee reconciled.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 But Ormond ſurmiſing that this drift was entended for ſome further treacherie, that if hee woulde ſtretche out his hande, it had bin percaſe chopt off, refuſed that proffer, vntill Kildare ſtretcht in his hand to him, and ſo the dore was opened,The Earles reconciled. they both embraced, the ſtorme appea|ſed, and all their quarrels for that preſente, ra|ther diſcontinued than ended.