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Compare 1577 edition: 1 And therefore since it appeared that the same was vnknowne vnto them, he declared that the goddesse of battell called Bellona, had thrée handmai|dens, euer of necessitie attending vpon hir, as blood, fire, and famine. And whereas it laie in his choise to vse them all thrée; yea, two, or one of them at his pleasure, he had appointed onelie the méekest maid of those thrée damsels to punish them of that citie, till they were brought to reason.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 And whereas the gaine of a capteine atteined by anie of the said thrée handmaidens, was both glori|ous, honourable, and woorthie of triumph: yet of all the thrée, the yoongest maid, which he meant to vse at that time was most profitable and commodious. And as for the poore people lieng in the ditches, if they died through famine, the fault was theirs, that like cruell tyrants had put them out of the towne, to the intent he should slaie them; and yet had he saued their liues, so that if anie lacke of charitie was, it rested in them, and not in him. But to their cloked request, he meant not to gratifie the them within so much, but they should kéepe them still to helpe to spend their vittels. And as to assault the towne, he told them that he would they should know, he was both able and willing thereto, as he should see occasion: but the choise was in his hand, to [...]am [...] them either with blood, fire, or famine, or with them all, whereof he would take the choise at his pleasure, and not at theirs.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 This answer put the French ambassadors in a great studie, musing much at his excellent wit and hawtinesse of courage. Now after they had dined (as his commandement was they should) with his offi|cers, they vpon consultation had togither, required once againe to haue accesse to his roiall presence, which being granted, they humbling themselues on their knees,A truce for eight daies. besought him to take a truce for eight daies, during the which they might by their commis|sioners take some end and good conclusion with him and his councell. The king like a mercifull prince granted to them their asking, with which answer they ioifullie returned. After their departure were appoin|ted and set vp three tents, the one for the lords of Eng|land, the second for the commissioners of the citie, and the third for both parties to assemble in, and to treat of the matter.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The commissioners for the English part were the earles of Warwike and Salisburie, the lord Fitz Hugh, sir Walter Hungerford, sir Gilbert Umfre|uile, sir Iohn Robsert, and Iohn de Uasques de Al|mada. And for the French part were appointed, sir Guie de Butteler, and six others.Cõmissioners appointed. These commissio|ners met euery daie, arguing and reasoning about a conclusion, but nothing was doone the space of eight daies, nor so much as one article concluded: wherfore the Englishmen tooke downe the tents, & the French|men tooke their leaue: but at their departing they re|membring themselues, required the English lords (for the loue of God) that the truce might indure till the sunne rising the next daie, to the which the lords assented.

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