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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Howbeit this haue I by credible information learned, that the selfe night, in which king Edward died, one Mistlebrooke, long yer morning, came in great hast to the house of one Pottier dwelling in Redcrosse-stréete without Creplegate: and when he was with hastie rapping quickelie letten in, he she|wed vnto Pottier, that king Edward was depar|ted.

By my truth man quoth Pottier, then will my maister the duke of Glocester be king.
What cause he had so to thinke, hard it is to saie; whether he be|ing toward him, anie thing knew that he such thing purposed, or otherwise had anie inckeling thereof: for he was not likelie to speake it of nought.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But now to returne to the course of this historie. Were it that the duke of Glocester had of old fore|minded this conclusion, or was now at erst therevn|to mooued, and put in hope by the occasion of the ten|der age of the yoong princes, his nephues (as opportu|nitie & likelihood of spéed putteth a man in courage of that he neuer intended) certeine it is that he con|triued their destruction, with the vsurpation of the regall dignitie vpon himselfe. And forsomuch as he well wist and holpe to mainteine a long continued grudge and heart-burning betwéene the quéens kin|red and the kings bloud, either partie enuieng others authoritie, he now thought that their diuision should be (as it was in déed) a furtherlie beginning to the pursuit of his intent.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Nay he was resolued, that the same was a sure EEBO page image 713 ground for the foundation of all his building, if he might first (vnder the pretext of reuenging of old dis|pleasure) abuse the anger and ignorance of the tone partie to the destruction of the tother; and then win to his purpose as manie as he could, and those that could not be woone, might be lost yer they looked ther|fore. For of one thing was he certeine, that if his intent were perceiued, he should soone haue made peace betwéene both the parties with his owne bloud. King Edward in his life, albeit that this dis|sention betwéene his fréends somewhat irked him: yet in his good health he somewhat the lesse regarded it: bicause he thought whatsoeuer businesse should fall betweene them, himselfe should alwaie be able to rule both the parties.

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