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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 To the gouernance and ordering of this yoong prince at his sending thither, was there appointed sir Anthonie Wooduile lord Riuers, and brother vnto the queene,Lord Riuers. a right honourable man, as valiant of hand as politike in counsell. Adioined were there vnto him other of the same partie; and in effect euerie one as he was néerest of kin vnto the queene, so was he planted next about the prince. That drift by the queene not vnwiselie deuised, whereby hir bloud might of youth be rooted into the princes fauour, the duke of Glocester turned vnto their destruction; and vpon that ground set the foundation of all his vn|happie building. For whome soeuer he perceiued ei|ther at variance with them,The duke of Glocesters solicitations. or bearing himselfe their fauour, he brake vnto them some by mouth, & some by writing.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Nay, he sent secret messengers saieng, that it nei|ther was reason, nor in anie wise to be suffered, that the yoong king their maister and kinsman, should be in the hands and custodie of his moothers kinred, se|questred in maner from their companie and atten|dance, of which euerie one ought him as faithfull ser|uice as they, and manie of them farre more honou|rable part of kin than his moothers side. Whose bloud (quoth he) sauing the kings pleasure, was full vn|méetelie to be matched with his: which now to be as who say remooued from the king, and the lesse noble to be left about him, is (quoth he) neither honourable to his maiestie nor to vs, and also to his grace no suer|tie, to haue the mightiest of his fréends from him; and vnto vs no little ieopardie, to suffer our well prooued euill willers to grow in ouer-great authoritie with the prince in youth; namelie, which is light of beleefe and soone persuaded.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Yée remember (I trow) king Edward himselfe, al|beit he was a man of age & discretion; yet was he in manie things ruled by the bend, more than stood ei|ther with his honor, or our profit, or with the cõmodi|tie of any man else, except onlie the immoderate ad|uancement of themselues. Which, whether they forer thirsted after their owne weale, or our wo, it were hard (I wéene) to gesse. And if some folks fréendship had not holden better place with the king, than anie respect of kinred, they might peraduenture easilie haue betrapped and brought to confusion some of vs yer this. Why not as easilie as they haue doone some other alreadie, as neere of his roiall bloud as we? But our Lord hath wrought his will, and (thanks be to his grace) that perill is past. Howbeit as great is growing, if we suffer this yoong king in our enimies hand, which without his witting might abuse the name of his commandement, to anie of our vndoo|ing, which thing God [defend] and good prouision forbid.

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