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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The sea brake in betwixt Wisbich and Walsoc|ken, and at the crosse keies drowning Tilneie,What hurt this tempest did in the countie of Norffolke. and old Lin, saint Marie Teding, saint Marie Tid, saint Iohns Wauple, Walton & Walsocken, Emneie, Iarmans, and Stow bridge, all being the space of ten miles. At the crosse keies the goodman of the inne had built an house with a strong foundation ioi|ning vnto an other house being old and not so strong, wherein were certeine ghests. And when the water came in so violentlie, the goodman of the house being in the stronger house, called the men out of the old house, and they would haue gone downe the stairs, but the water was so high that they could not come downe, wherefore they went backe againe, and brake an hole into the other house, where they went tho|rough, and the last man was no sooner in, but the old house fell downe. The walles of the houses were broken downe, and the horsses that were tied at the manger (which was made fast in the ground) did swim in the water, when the stable was cleane car|ried awaie, vntill the waters were asswaged, and were saued aliue, and the people were constreined to get vp to the highest parts of the house, and so to be carried awaie in botes.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 At Yarmouth a great part of the bridge was car|ried awaie.A péece of Yarmouth bridge borne awaie with water. The house vpon the hauen called the ha|uen house, wherein was one Nicholas Iossellin the hauen man & his son, with all their tooles, were cari|ed into the marishes six miles from the hauen, where it stood vpright, and where they abode long without meat or drinke. Also at Iermans Bridgestréet was verie much hurt doone by the extreame floods that were there. Also one Thomas Smith of Yarmouth lost a ship, with seauen men and a boie in it. Also at Newarke by Yarmouth were lost twelue saile. Also a great hulke, laden with oile and pitch, was lost at Worreie sand, and about twentie men lost therein, and thirtie saued by the hulke bote.What hurt this tempest did in the bi|shoprike of Elie. These townes and villages were ouerflowne, that is to saie, Wis|bich, Gutborne, Parson Droue, and Hobshouse. This Hobshouse being an almes house (and the wa|ter breaking downe the wals of it) the wind blew the cloths off from the bed of a poore man & his wife: EEBO page image 1223 who being cold, awaked, and suddenlie stept out of his bed to reach vp his cloths, and slipt vp to the bel|lie in water, and then he thinking himselfe to be in danger (as he was in déed) and knowing the best waie to escape the danger of the water, he tooke his wife on his necke, and carried hir awaie, and so were both saued.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 At the same time in Wisbich was a garden, a ten|nise plaie, & a bowling allie walled about with bricke (which was worth twentie pounds by yeare to the owner) was quite destroied by the water.What hurt this tempest did in Lin|colneshire. Mumbie chappell, the whole towne was lost, except thrée hou|ses. A ship was driuen vpon an house, the sailers thinking they had béene vpon a rocke, committed themselues to God: and thrée of the marriners lept out of the ship, and chanced to take hold on the house top, and so saued themselues: and the wife of the same lieng in childbed, by climing vp into the top of the house, was also saued by the marriners, hir hus|band and child being both drowned. Likewise, the church was wholie ouerthrowne except the stéeple. Betwéene Boston and Newcastell were threescore sea vessels,Thréescore sea vessels lost in this tem|pest. as small ships, craires, and such like, lost vpon the coasts of Boston, Humerston, Marsh chap|pell, Tetnie, Stepneie, Nercots, Kelbie, & Grims|bie, where no ship can come in without a pilot, which were all lost, with goods, corne, & cattell, with all the salt cotes, where the chiefe and finest salt was made, were vtterlie destroied, to the vtter vndooing of manie a man, and great lamentation both of old and yoong.

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