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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The quarrell which was first picked at these bi|shops, rose by occasion of a fraie betwixt the bishops men and the seruants of Alaine duke of Britaine, about the taking vp of Inues at their comming to Oxenford. In which fraie one of the dukes men was killed, his nephue almost slaine, and the residue of his folkes sore beaten and chased. Herevpon were the bishops first committed to ward, and afterward handled at the kings pleasure, as partlie ye haue heard.

¶ Héere by the way, good reader,Fortunes in|constancie. Wil. Paru. thou hast one ex|ample worthie to be marked of fickle fortunes in|constancie, whereof the poet speaketh verie excel|lentlie;

—variat semper fortuna tenorera,M. Pal. in s [...] sc [...]r.
Diuerso gaudens mortalia voluere cafis.
Nam qui scire velit, cur hunc fortuna vel illum
Aut premat aut sursum tollat, nimis arduae quaerit:
Terrarum siquidem est illi concessa potestas
Maxima, & huic illam praesecit Iuppiter erbi.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 For this Roger bishop of Salisburie, was in the daies of William Rufus a poore préest, seruing a cure in a village néere the citie of Caen in Norman|die. Now it chanced, that the lord Henrie the kings brother came thither on a time, and called for a préest to say masse before him. Whervpon this Roger com|ming to the altar, was by and by readie and quicke at it, and therewithall had so speedilie made an end thereof, that the men of warre then attendant on the said lord Henrie, affirmed that this préest aboue all other, was a chapleine meet to say masse before men of warre, bicause he had made an end when manie thought he had but newlie begun. Herevpon the kings brother commanded the preest to follow him, insomuch that when oportunitie serued, for his dili|gent seruice, and readie dispatch of matters, when Henrie had atteined the crowne, he was by him EEBO page image 51 aduanced to great promotions:The bishop of Salisburie made lord Chancelour. as first to be Chance|lour of England, & after bishop of Salisburie, grow|ing still into such estimation, that he might doo more with the king than any other of the councell.

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