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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 These ambassadors accompanied with 350 hors|ses, passed the sea at Calis, and landed at Douer, Anno Reg. 3. Ambassadors out of France be|fore whose arriuall the king was departed from Windsore to Winchester, intending to haue gone to Hampton, there to haue surueied his nauie: but hearing of the ambassadors approching, he tarried still at Winchester, where the said French lords shewed themselues verie honorablie before the king and his nobilitie. At time prefixed, before the kings presence, sitting in his throne imperiall, the archbi|shop of Burges made an eloquent and a long orati|on, dissuading warre, and praising peace; offering to the king of England a great summe of monie, with diuerse countries, being in verie déed but base and poore, as a dowrie with the ladie Catharine in mari|age, so that he would dissolue his armie, and dismisse his soldiers, which he had gathered and put in a rea|dinesse.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 When his oration was ended, the king caused the ambassadors to be highlie feasted, and set them at his owne table. And after a daie assigned in the fore|said hall, the archbishop of Canturburie to their ora|tion made a notable answer, the effect whereof was, that if the French king would not giue with his daughter in mariage the duches of Aquiteine, An|iou, and all other seigniories and dominions some|times apperteining to the noble progenitors of the king of England, he would in no wise retire his ar|mie, nor breake his iournie; but would with all dili|gence enter into France, and destroie the people, waste the countrie, and subuert the townes with blood, sword, and fire, and neuer ceasse till he had reco|uered his ancient right and lawfull patrimonie. The king auowed the archbishops saieng, and in the word of a prince promised to performe it to the vttermost.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The archbishop of Burges much gréeued,A proud pre|sumptuous prelat. that his ambassage was no more regarded, after certeine brags blustered out with impatience, as more presu|ming vpon his prelasie, than respecting his dutie of considerance to whom he spake and what became him to saie, he praied safe conduct to depart. Which the king gentlie granted, and added withall to this effect: I little estéeme your French brags, & lesse set by your power and strength;The wise an|swer of the K. to the bishop.

I know perfectlie my right to my region, which you vsurpe; & except you denie the apparant truth, so doo your selues also: if you neither doo nor will know it, yet God and the world knoweth it. The power of your master you sée, but my puis|sance EEBO page image 548 ye haue not yet tasted If he haue louing sub|iects, I am (I thanke God) not vnstored of the same: and I saie this vnto you, that before one yeare passe, I trust to make the highest crowne of your countrie to stoope, and the proudest miter to learne his humi|liatedo. In the meane time tell this to the vsurper your master, that within thrée moneths, I will enter into France, as into mine owne true and lawfull patrimonie, appointing to acquire the same, not with brag of words, but with déeds of men, and dint of sword, by the aid of God, in whome is my whole trust and confidence. Further matter at this present I impart not vnto you, sauing that with warrant you maie depart suerlie and safelie into your coun|trie, where I trust sooner to visit you, than you shall haue cause to bid me welcome.
With this answer the ambassadors sore displeased in their minds (al|though they were highlie interteined and liberallie rewarded) departed into their countrie, reporting to the Dolphin how they had sped.

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