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Compare 1577 edition: 1 WHen things were once set here in a stay, and Hiber. that orders were giuen how the land should be conuerted vnto tillage, and manured for the bet|ter bringing foorth of such things as serue for mans sustenance, Hiber (leauing his brother in charge Hiber retur|ned into Spaine. with the gouernance of all those which were appoin|ted to abide there in Ireland) with the most part of the ships and residue of the companie, sailed backe into Spaine, where finding his father Gathelus Hiber succée|ded his father Gathelus. dead, he succéeded in his place of gouernement, to the great reioising of all the people there.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This Hiber was a man of great courage, and more giuen to the wars than his father before him, so that where his father contenting himselfe with the bounds and limits of the countrie assigned him by composition, sought no further (as is said) to inlarge EEBO page image 31 the fame: Hiber ceassed not to conquer cities and [...]ber a con|querour. townes néere adioining to the borders of his sub|iects, by reason whereof hie fame spred ouer all those parties: and in the end constreined his enimies to séeke for peace, which he willinglie granted: so that a league being concluded betwixt the Scots and [...] peace. Spaniards, the same tooke such good successe, that within certeine yeeres after, both the nations, what by mariage and other contracts, which they [...]sed togither, became one. The succession also of kings Spaniards & Scots becom one people. continued after Hibers deceasse in his posteritie a long season; amongst the which, Metellus, Hermo|neus, P [...]olomeus, Hibertus, and S [...]on Brechus were of most woorthie fame, as is recorded by such as haue written the histories of that nation more at large.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 IN the meane while that these things were thus a dooing in Spaine, Himecus being left, as is before Hemecus. Hemecus K. of Ireland. remembred, in Ireland, to haue the gouernance there, ruled both the people of Scotishmen, and the former inhabitans, with as much indifferencie as was possible: yet could he not ioine them so in one, but that after his deceasse either of them would haue seuerall rulers of their owne nation to gouerne them: by reason whereof, falling estsoones at discord amongst themselues, there insued sharpe and cruell wartes betwixt them, which being ended sometime [...]tion. by truce (when both parties happilie were throughlie wearied) they renewed notwithstanding their mali|cious stufe againe, so soone as they had once recoue|red their decaied strengths, so that the one séeking the others destruction, they continued in great dis|quietnes for a long time. These Scotishmen being thus troubled in Ireland, finallie adressed an ambas|sage The Scots send an [...] am|bassador vnto Metellus in Spaine. vnto Metellus, who as then reigned amongst the Scotish men in Spaine, requiring: him of aid and succor against their enimies, who went about with tooth and naile to expell all the Scotish nation out of Ireland, which they were like inough to bring to passe, if in time there were not speedie remedie through his aid prouided for the contrarie.

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