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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Truelie madame, quoth he, and the fearder that EEBO page image 720 you be to deliuer him, the fearder bin other men to suffer you to kéepe him, least your causelesse feare might cause you further to conueie him; and manie be there that thinke he can haue no priuilege in this place, which neither can haue will to aske it, nor ma|lice to deserue it. And therefore, they reckon no priui|lege broken, though they fetch him out; which if yée fi|nallie refuse to deliuer him, I verelie thinke they will. So much dread hath my lord his vncle, for the tender loue he beareth him, least your grace should hap to send him awaie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The quéenes replie vpon the lord car|dinall.A sir (quoth the quéene) hath the protector so tender zeale, that he feareth nothing but least he should es|cape him? Thinketh he that I would send him hence, which neither is in the plight to send out. And in what place could I reckon him sure, if he be not sure in this sanctuarie, whereof was there neuer tyrant yet so diuelish that durst presume to breake? And I trust God is as strong now to withstand his aduer|saries, as euer he was. But my sonne can deserue no sanctuarie, and therefore he can not haue it. For|sooth he hath found a goodlie glose, by which that place that may defend a théefe, may not saue an innocent. But he is in no ieopardie, nor hath no need thereof, would God he had not.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Troweth the protector (I praie God he may prooue a protector) troweth he that I perceiue not wherevnto his painted processe draweth? It is not honourable that the duke bide héere: it were comfortable for them both, that he were with his brother, bicause the king lacketh a plaifellow. Be you sure? I praie God send them both better plaifellowes than him, that maketh so high a matter vpon such a trifling pretext: as though there could none be founden to plaie with the king, but if his brother that hath no lust to plaie for sicknesse, come out of sanctuarie out of his safe|gard to plaie with him. As though princes (as yoong as they be) could not plaie but with their peeres, or children could not plaie but with their kinred, with whome for the more part they agrée much woorse than with strangers.

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