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Richard the third, third sonne to Richard duke ofYorke, and vncle to Edward the fift.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Anno Reg. 1. 1483 _T This that is here be|twéene this marke & this marke (*) was not written by maister More in this historie writ|ten by him in English, but is translated out of this hi|storie which he wrote in Latine. He next daie the protec|tor with a great traine went to Westminster hall, & there when he had placed himselfe in the court of the Kings bench, declared to the audi|ence, that he would take vpon him the crowne in that place there, where the king himselfe sitteth and ministreth the law, bicause he considered that it was the chiefest dutie of a king to minister the lawes. Then with as pleasant an oration as he could, he went about to win vnto him the nobles, the merchants, the artifi|cers, and in conclusion all kind of men, but especial|lie the lawiers of this realme. And finallie, to the in|tent that no man should hate him for feare, and that his deceitfull clemencie might get him the good will of the people, when he had declared the discommodi|ties of discord, & the cõmodities of concord & vnitie, he made an open proclamation, that he did put out of his mind all enimities, and that he there did open|lie pardon all offenses committed against him.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 And to the intent that he might shew a proofe ther|of, he commanded that one Fog, whom he had long deadlie hated, should be brought then before him, who being brought out of the sanctuarie (for thither had he fled for feare of him) in the sight of the people, he tooke him by the hand. Which thing the common people re|ioised at, and praised, but wise men tooke it for a vani|tie. In his returne homeward, whom so euer he met, he saluted. For a mind that knoweth it selfe guiltie, is in a manner deiected to a seruile flatterie [which refuseth no dutifulnesse, tend the same to neuer so hie a degrée of indignitie; which one noteth, saieng:

—rides? maiore cachinno
Concuti [...]ur; flet, si lachrymas aspexit amici;
Frigescis? friget; si dixeris, aestuo, sudat.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 When he had begun his reigne in the moneth of Iune, after this mockish election, then was he crow|ned king in the verie same moneth. And that so|lemnitie was furnished, for the most part, with the selfe same prouision that was appointed for the coro|nation of his nephue. (*) But here to shew the man|ner of his coronation, as the same is inserted in this pamphlet of sir Thomas More, by maister Edward Hall and Richard Grafton (although not found in the same pamphlet) thus we find it by them reported. (*) First,From this marke (*) to this (*) is not found in sir Thomas More, but in ma [...]e [...] Hall and Grafton. to be sure of all enimies (as he thought) he sent for fiue thousand men of the north against his coronation, which came vp euill apparelled, and worse harnessed, in rustie harnesse, neither defensible, nor scowred to the sale, which mustered in Finsburie field to the great disdaine of the lookers on. [By which be|ginning it appéered to the world that he had his state in suspicion, otherwise he would not haue procured such a power to be attendant at his commandment, and that at such time as (all weapons laid aside) peace and tranquillitie should haue béene sought after for the comforts of the peoples minds, & the safetie of his owne person; but being verie mistrustfull & fraught with carefull thoughts, he was in a maze betwéene hope and feare, according to this verie true saieng:

EEBO page image 733Sollicitae mentes spéque metúque pauent.]

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