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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Wentford bridge, being verie strong, of eight ar|ches in length, had three of the arches broken, and cleane carried awaie. Master Smith at the swan there had his house (being thrée stories high) ouer|flowed vnto the third storie, and the wals of the sta|ble were broken downe, and the horsses tied to the manger were all drowned. Manie men had great losse, as well of sheepe, kine, oxen, great mares, colts of the breed of the great horsses,Great losse of cattell both great and small. and other cat|tell innumerable, of which the names manie of them shall here follow. Master Pelham lost eleuen hun|dred shéepe at Mumbie chappell. In Summercote were lost fiue hundred sheepe, that were of the inha|bitants there. Also betwéene Humerston & Grims|bie were lost eleuen hundred shéepe of one master Spensers, whose sheepheard about middaie, com|ming to his wife, asked his dinner: and she being more bold than manerlie, said, he should haue none of hir. Then he chanced to looke toward the marishes where the sheepe were, and saw the water breake in so fiercelie, that the shéepe would be lost, if they were not brought from thense, said, that he was not a good shéepheard that would not venture his life for his shéepe,Scripture abused. & so went streight to driue them from thense, but he & his shéepe were both drowned, and after the water being gone, he was found dead, standing vp|right in a ditch.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Master Thimblebie lost two hundred and twentie sheepe, master Dimocke lost foure hundred sheepe, & master Marsh fiue hundred, master Madison lost a ship, master William Askugh of Kelseie, sir Hugh Askugh, master Merin, master Fitz Williams of Maplthorpe, lost by estimation twentie thousand cat|tell, one and other. Boorne was ouerflowne vnto the midwaie of the height of the church. Steeping was wholie carried awaie, where was a waine lode of willow tops, the bodie of the waine with the wil|lowes carried one waie, and the axiltrée and whéeles an other waie. In the towne of saint Edes, the wa|ter flowed into the towne in such abundance,What hurt this tempest did in Hun|tingtonshire. that it ran thorough the towne and church, being in the middest therof, hauing about the churchyard a bricke wall of two yards high, was so ouerflowne, that botes were rowed ouer it, without touching of the same. Also a little from Huntington, were three men riding vpon the causeie, being then ouerflowne (the water on the causeie being not deepe) and thinking no danger therein, chanced to come into a place where the water had galled awaie the earth, and the grauell, were carried awaie with the water: and wil|lowes growing on both sides the waie, two of them caught hold on the willowes, and left their horsses, and saued themselues: and the third chanced to catch a verie little twig of willow betwéene his fingers, hauing verie little hold, and forsaking his horsse, which was carried a great waie from him, had much paine to kéepe his hold on the twig,A man woon|derfullie pre|serued from drowning. and hold his head aboue the water, and his horsse returning with force against the streame, came againe vnto him, and vn|der him: by which meanes he set his feet vpon him, and gat better hold of the willow, and so saued him selfe, and the horsse was immediatlie carried awaie, that he neuer saw him after.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Also Holland, Leuerington, Newton chappell in the sea, long Stutton & Holbich were ouerflowne. And in this countrie also was great losse of cattell. In the low parts in Mooreland,What hurt this tempest did in Staf|fordshire and Warwike|shire. in a little towne cal|led Cliffield, there was a man, his wife, and a suck|ing child in hir armes ouerwhelmed and slaine by the violence of the waters, and of the boisterous winds. The water called Auen, that passeth by the towne called Stratford vpon Auen, did run with such vio|lence, that méeting with the water called the Se|uerne, droue it backe ten miles against the course, ouerflowing much ground, and drowning much cat|tell. In Newport panell were two houses ouer|throwne,Hurt in Bu [...]|kingham|shire by this tempest. and in one of them an old man and an old woman were ouerwhelmed and slaine. And in the same towne, on the backe side of the Saracens head, the water sprang out of the hard grauellie ground, and flowed so fast, that certeine merchants (sitting there at dinner) were faine to rise and depart from thense to saue themselues. Sir Henrie Leie knight (dwelling at Quarrington) lost by the flouds the number of three thousand shéepe, besides horsses and other cattell, a great number.

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