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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 The same daie also the French had manned to the sea wards a bote fraught with fiftie harquebusiers, meaning to conueie them ouer to Insketh: but the English ships discouering them, prepared certeine botes to encounter them, whereof they being aware, returned. Fridaie the tenth of Maie, master Ingle|bie, capteine Pickman, and capteine Browne,A supplie frõ Barwike of foure hundred and fiftie sol|diors. came to the campe from Barwike, with a supplie of foure hundred and fiftie souldiors. The same daie about ten of the clocke at night, there chanced a brall to fall out among the Scots that watched in the tren|ches néerest vnto the towne of Leith on the west side, insomuch that one of them fell to and killed an other: which disorder being perceiued of the French within Leith, they issued out, and meant to haue vsed the vantage: but the Englishmen that wat|ched néere vnto the Scots staied the fraie, and did not onelie bring them to quiet, but also put the Frenchmen to flight. On sundaie the twelfe of Maie, about midnight the Frenchmen, to the num|ber of two hundred, sallied foorth of the towne, mind|ing to giue a camisado to the Englishmen, who kept watch that night in the trenches at the westside of Montpelham; but they were descried, and certeine of them killed, and so had the repulse.Sir Francis Leake bring|eth a supplie to the campe. Wednesdaie the fiftéenth of Maie, sir Francis Leake came to the campe with a supplie of fiue hundred men from Bar|wike.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Thursdaie the sixteenth of Maie towards night, the Frenchmen to the number of one hundred foot|men, and thirtie horssemen, came abroad and shew|ed themselues verie braue, skirmishing with the Englishmen at the west end of their towne. Tues|daie the one and twentith of Maie, about seauen of the clocke at night, there issued foorth of Leith six horssemen, and one hundred footmen harquebusiers, marching toward Montpelham to offer skirmish. Wherevpon capteine Uaughan went foorth to them verie orderlie,A skirmish b [...]twéene the English and French. and skirmished with them a prettie while: and in the meane time, off went the great ordi|nance on both sides. In the end the Frenchmen were driuen to retire into the towne, for the Eng|lishmen shewed themselues verie egre, and valiant|lie charged their enimies, put them to retire, and cha|sed them in at their gates,The French [...]men chased. to the which they followed them right hardilie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 The same night, maister Francis Summerset and other capteins were appointed to kéepe a [...]ort built aboue the campe; and now finished, tooke name of him being capteine thereof, and was after called Summersets mount. The same daie a souldiour of capteine Druries band was hanged for going to Edenburgh, contrarie to a proclamation,Summerse [...] mount. inhibi|ting anie soldiour so to doo without speciall licence. Wednesdaie the two and twentith of Maie, sir Pe|ter Carew came to the campe,Sir Peter Carew sen [...] from the court. being sent from the court. Thursdaie the foure and twentith of Maie at seuen of the clocke at night, the French sallied foorth to the number of two hundred footmen, and twentie EEBO page image 1192 horssemen, at the reléefe of the warders when the watch should be set, meaning (as it appeared) to haue woone the trenches from the Englishmen. Wherevp|on a sore skirmish followed, [...] wherein [...] French [...]. diuerse slaine, and manie hurt on both parties: yet in the end the Frenchmen were driuen home by plaine force. This was at the west side of the towne, where they had fortified to|wards the sea.

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