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Compare 1587 edition: 1 Makbeth de|uiſeth how he might attaine the kingdom.Wherevpon Makbeth reuoluing the thing in his minde, began euen then to deuiſe howe he mighte attayne to the kingdome: but yet hee thought with himſelfe that he muſt tary a time, whiche ſhoulde aduaunce him thereto (by the di|uine prouidence) as it had come to paſſe in his former preferment.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The daughter of Syward erle of Northum|berland, wife to king Dun|cane.But ſhortely after it chaunced that king Duncane hauing two ſonnes by his wife which was the daughter of Sywarde Earle of Nor|thumberland, he made the elder of them cleped Malcolme prince of Cumberlande, as it were thereby to appoint him his ſucceſſor in the king|dome, [figure appears here on page 244] immediatly after his deceaſſe.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Makbeth ſore troubled herewith, for that he ſawe by this meanes his hope ſore hindered, (where by the olde lawes of the realme, the ordi|nance was, that if he that ſhoulde ſucceede were not of able age to take the charge vpon himſelfe; he that was nexte of bloud vnto him, ſhoulde be admitted) he beganne to take counſell howe he might vſurpe the kingdome by force,Makbeth ſtu|dieth whiche way he may take the king|dome by force hauing a iuſte quarell ſo to do (as he tooke the mater,) for that Duncane did what in him lay to defraude him of all maner of title and clayme, whiche hee mighte in tyme to come, pretende vnto the crowne.

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