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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 My lord (quoth the lord Hastings) on my life ne|uer doubt you: for while one man is there, which is neuer thense, neuer can there be thing once mooued, that should sound amisse toward me, but it should be in mine eares yer it were well out of their mouths. This ment he by Catesbie, which was of his neere secret councell, and whome he verie familiarlie vsed, and in his most weightie matters put no man in so speciall trust, reckoning himselfe to no man so liefe, sith he well wist there was no man so much to him beholden as was this Catesbie, which was a man well learned in the lawes of this land, and by the spe|ciall fauour of the lord chamberlaine,Catesbie and his conditi|ons described. in good authori|tie, and much rule bare in all the countie of Leice|ster, where the lord chamberlains power cheefelie laie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 But suerlie great pitie was it, that he had not had either more truth, or lesse wit. For his dissimula|tion onelie kept all that mischéefe vp. In whome if the lord Hastings had not put so speciall trust, the lord Stanleie & he had departed with diuerse other lords, and broken all the danse, for manie ill signes that he saw, which he now construes all to the best. So suer|lie thought he, that there could be none harme to|ward him in that councell intended, where Catesbie was. And of truth the protector and the duke of Buc|kingham made verie good semblance vnto the lord Hastings, and kept him much in companie. And vn|doubtedlie the protector loued him well, and loth was to haue lost him, sauing for feare least his life should haue quailed their purpose.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 For which cause he mooued Catesbie to prooue with some words cast out a farre off, whether he could thinke it possible to win the lord Hastings vnto their part. But Catesbie, whether h [...] assaied him, or assaied him not, reported vnto them, that he found him so fast, and heard him speake so terrible words, that he durst no further breake. And of truth, the lord cham|berlaine of verie trust shewed vnto Catesbie the dis|trust that others began to haue in the matter. And therefore he, fearing least their motion might with the lord Hastings minish his credence, wherevnto onelie all the matter leaned, procured the protector hastilie to rid him. And much the rather, for that he trusted by his death to obteine much of the rule that the lord Hastings bare in his countrie: the onelie desire whereof was the allectiue that induced him to be partner, and one speciall contriuer of all this hor|rible treason.

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