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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The earle héerevpon laid his ordinance to the ca|stell, and continuallie beat it, from two of the clocke till fiue at night, in such wise, that they within rende|red vp the place, their liues onelie saued. The earle caused his minors to rase & ouerthrow the fortresse to the plaine ground. The Scotish king was within a mile of the siege, and both knew it, and saw the smoke, but would not set one foot forward to the res|cue. While the erle laie at Haiton, the king of Scots sent to him Machemont, and an other herald, desi|ring him at his election, either to fight with whole puissance against puissance, or else they two to fight person to person; requiring that if the victorie fell to the Scotish king, that then the earle should deliuer for his ransome, the towne of Berwike, with the fishgarths of the same.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The valiant [...]art of the erle of Surrie re| [...]sing at his haplikelie to fight hand to hand with the k. of Scots.The earle made answer hereto, that the towne of Berwike was the king his maisters, and not his, the which he neither ought nor would laie to pledge, without the king of Englands assent; but he would gage his bodie, which was more pretious to him than all the townes of the world, promising on his honour, that if he tooke the king prisoner in that sin|gular combat, he would release to him all his part of the fine and ransome; and if it chanced the king to vanquish him, he would gladlie paie such ransome as was conuenient for the degree of an earle, and than|ked him greatlie for the offer: for suerlie he thought himselfe much honored, that so noble a prince would vouchsafe to admit so poore an earle to fight with him bodie to bodie. When he had rewarded and dismissed the heralds, he set his armie in a readinesse, to abide the comming of the king of Scots, and so stood all daie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 But king Iames not regarding his offers, would neither performe the one nor the other; fearing to cope with the English nation in anie condition; and so therevpon fled in the night season with all his puis|sance When the earle knew that the king was recu|led, and had béene in Scotland six or seuen daies, be|ing dailie and nightlie vexed with continuall wind and raine, vpon good and deliberate aduise returned backe to the towne of Berwike, and there dissolued his armie, tarieng there himselfe, till he might vn|derstand further of the kings pleasure.An ambassa|dour from the [...] of Spaine [...] a [...] betwixt England and Scotland. In the meane time there came an ambassadour to the K. of Scots from the K. of Spaine, one Peter Hialas, a man of no lesse learning than wit & policie, to mooue & intret a peace betweene the two kings of England & Scot|land [that their people might fall to their necessarie trades of aduantage with quietnesse, and friend with friend, husband with wife, father with children, and maisters with seruants dwell and accompanie: a dis|solution and separation of whome one from another is procured by bloudie warre, wherein as there is no pitie, so is there is no pietie, as one saith full trulie:

Nulla fides pietásque viris qui castra sequuntur,Luc. lib. 10.
Nulla salus bello.]

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