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Compare 1577 edition: 1 But sée the chance. Before he could atteine to Se|uerne side, by force of continuall raine and moisture, the riuer rose so high that it ouerflowed all the coun|trie adioining,A sore floud or high water dooing much harme, called the duke of Buckinghãs great water. insomuch that men were drowned in their beds, and houses with the extreame violence were ouerturned, children were caried about the fields swimming in cradels, beasts were drowned on hilles. Which rage of water lasted continuallie ten daies, insomuch that in the countrie adioining they call it to this daie, The great water; or, the duke of Buckinghams great water. By this floud the passages were so closed, that neither the duke could come ouer Seuern to his adherents, nor they to him. During the which time, the Welshmen lingring ide|lie, and without monie, vittels, or wages, suddenlie scattered and departed: and for all the dukes faire promises, threatnings, and inforcements, would in no wise either go further nor abide.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The duke (being thus left almost post alone) was of necessitie compelled to flie, and in flight was with this sudden fortune maruellouslie dismaid: and be|ing vnpurneied what counsell he should take, and what waie he should follow, like a man in despaire, not knowing what to doo, of verie trust & confidence conueied himselfe into the house of Humfreie Bana|ster his seruant beside Shrewesburie, whome he had tenderlie brought vp, and whome he aboue all men loued, fauoured, and trusted; now not doubting but that in his extreame necessitie he should find him faithfull, secret, and trustie, intending there couertlie to lurke, till either he might raise againe a new ar|mie, or else shortlie to saile into Britaine to the earle of Richmond. [But alas (good duke) the meanes (by occasion of Gods prouidence, shaking men out of their shifts of supposed safetie) failed him, and he fell infortunatlie into the hands of the foming bore, that tare him in péeces with his tuskes.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Now when it was knowne to his adherents, which were redie to giue battell, that his host was scatred, and had left him almost alone, and was fled, & could not be found; they were suddenlie amazed & striken with a sudden feare, that euery man like persons des|perate shifted for himselfe & fled. Some went to sanc|tuarie, and to solitarie places; some fled by sea, where|of the most part within a few daies after arriued safelie in the duchie of Britaine.The dukes adherents & their powers dispersed. Among which num|ber were these persons; Peter Courtneie bishop of Excester, and sir Edmund Courtneie his brother, by king Henrie the seuenth after created earle of Deuonshire; Thomas marquesse Dorset, Iohn lord EEBO page image 744 Welles, sir Iohn Bourchier, sir Edward Wooduile, a valiant man in armes, brother to quéene Eliza|beth, sir Robert Willoughbie, sir Giles Daubneie, sir Thomas Arundell, sir Iohn Cheinie and his two brethren, sir William Barkelie, sir William Bran|don, & Thomas his brother, sir Richard Edgecombe: all these for the most part being knights, Iohn Hal|lowell, and Edward Poinings, apolitike capteine.

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