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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The quéenes answer.My lord (quoth the quéene) I saie not naie, but that it were verie conuenient, that this gentleman, whome yée require, were in companie of the king his brother: and in good faith, me thinketh it were as great commoditie to them both, as for yet awhile, to béene in the custodie of their mother, the tender age considered of the elder of them both, but speciallie the yoonger, which (besides his infancie, that also needeth good looking to) hath awhile béene so sore diseased, vex|ed with sicknesse, and is so newlie rather a little a|mended, than well recouered, that I dare put no per|son earthlie in trust with his kéeping, but my selfe onelie,The quéene is loth to part with hir son. considering that there is (as physicians saie) and as we also find, double the perill in the recidiua|tion, than was in the first sicknesse, with which disease nature being sore laboured, fore wearied and weake|ned, waxeth the lesse able to beare out and susteine a new surfet. And albeit there might be founden other that would happilie doo their best vnto him, yet is there none that either knoweth better how to order him, than I that so long haue kept him: or is more tenderlie like to cherish him, than his owne mother that bare him.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 No man denieth, good madame (quoth the cardi|nall) but that your grace were of all folke most ne|cessarie about your children: and so would all the councell not onelie be content, but glad that ye were (if it might stand with your pleasure) to be in such place as might stand with their honour. But if you doo appoint your selfe to tarrie héere, then thinke they it more conuenient that the duke of Yorke were with the king honourablie at his libertie, to the com|fort of them both: than héere as a sanctuarie man, to their both dishonour and obloquie, sith there is not al|waie so great necessitie to haue the child to be with the mother: but that occasion may sometime be such, that it should be more expedient to keepe him else|where. Which in this well appeareth, that at such time as your déerest sonne then prince, and now king, should for his honor, and good order of the countrie, keepe houshold in Wales, farre out of your com|panie: your grace was well content therewith your selfe.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Not verie well content (quoth the queene) and yet the case is not like, for the tone was then in health, and the tother is now sicke. In which case, I maruell greatlie,The quéenes mistrust of the lord protector. that my lord protector is so desirous to haue him in his kéeping, where if the child in his sicknesse miscarried by nature, yet might he run into slander and suspicion of fraud. And where they call it a thing so sore against my childes honor, and theirs also, that he bideth in this place: it is all their honours there to suffer him bide, where no man doubteth he shall be best kept; and that is héere, while I am heere, which as yet intend not to come foorth and ieopard my selfe after other of my fréends, which would God were ra|ther héere in suertie with me, than I were there in ieopardie with them.

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