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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The enimies to masker him the more, sent foorth their foreriders vnto sundrie townes, both aswell to raise people in the countries about, as to make the king beléeue that their purpose was to passe those waies, where they ment not once to come. And here|vpon when they departed from Excester, they sent first their foreriders streight to Shaftesburie, and af|ter to Salisburie, and then they tooke the streight waie to Taunton, Glastenburie, and after to Wels, where houering about in the countrie, they sent ano|ther time their foreriders to a towne called Yuell, and to Bruton, as if their meaning had béene to draw towards Reading, and so through Barkeshire, and Oxfordshire to haue marched streight to Lon|don, or else to haue set vpon the king at some aduan|tage, if it were offered.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But king Edward, considering aduisedlie of the matter, perceiued well that they being in an angle of the realme, if they ment to go to London, they must either hold the streight waie foorth by Salisbu|rie, or else drawing vp to the sea side, passe alongst through Hampshire, Sussex and Kent; or happilie if they mistrusted their owne strengths, as not able to match with his puissance, they would then slip on the left hand, and draw towards Chesshire, and Lanca|shire, there to increase their forces, and peraduenture by the waie to ioine with a power of Welshmen, vn|der the leading of Iasper earle of Penbroke, who had béene sent into Wales long afore, to frame and put in a readines the people there to assist king Hen|ries friends at their comming thitherwards. And such was there purpose in deed, for they had great confidence in such aid, as they trusted to haue of the Chesshire and Lancashire men.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 King Edward, meaning to approch néerer vnto them, that he might the sooner make waie to stop them of their passage, on which hand soeuer they drew, departed from Windesore the morrow after saint Georges day, being the foure and twentith day of Aprill, kéeping foorth his iournie, till on saturdaie the twentie and seuenth of Aprill he came to Abing|ton, where he laie sundaie all daie. On mondaie he marched forward to Chichester, where he had sure ad|uertisement, that they intended to be at Bath the next daie being tuesdaie, and on wednesdaie to come forward to giue him battell. Wherevpon king Ed|ward, desirous to sée his people in order of battell, drew them foorth of the towne, and incamped in the field thrée miles distant from thence, still busieng himselfe about his necessarie affaires, affording no time to idlenesse or loitering: for he knew that there was no waie more expedite and readie to tire him in trauell, than to be giuen to negligence and slouth, the two weariers of well dooing, as the old saieng is:

Desidia pressus erit in studio citòfessus.

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