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Compare 1577 edition: 1 And therefore he said: Ha Hastings, art thou re|membred when I met thée here once with an heauie heart? Yea my lord (quoth he) that remember I well, and thanked be God, they gat no good, nor you no harme thereby. Thou wouldest say so (quoth he) if thou knewest as much as I know, which few know else as yet, and mo shall shortlie. That meant he by the lords of the quéenes kinred that were taken be|fore, and should that daie be beheaded at Pomfret: which he well wist, but nothing ware that the axhung ouer his owne head. In faith man (quoth he) I was neuer so sorie, nor neuer stood in so great dread in my life, as I did when thou and I met here. And lo how the world is turned, now stand mine enimies in the danger (as thou maiest hap to heare more hereafter) and I neuer in my life so merrie, nor neuer in so great suertie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 O good God, the blindnesse of our mortall nature, when he most feared, he was in good suertie; when he reckoned himselfe surest, he lost his life, and that within two houres after. Thus ended this honora|ble man, a good knight and a gentle,The descrip|tion of the lord Hasting [...] of great authori|tie with his prince, of liuing somewhat dissolute, plaine and open to his enimie, & secret to his friend, easie to beguile, as he that of good heart and courage forestudied no perils, a louing man, and passing well beloued: verie faithfull, and trustie inough, trusting too much. Now flew the fame of this lords death EEBO page image 724 swiftlie through the citie, and so foorth further about like a wind in euerie mans eare. But the protector, immediatlie after dinner, intending to set some co|lour vpon the matter, sent in all the hast for manie substantiall men out of the citie into the Towre.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Now at their comming, himselfe with the duke of Buckingham, stood harnessed in old ill faring bri|ganders, such as no man should wéene, that they would vouchsafe to haue put vpon their backs, ex|cept that some sudden necessitie had constreined them. And then the protector shewed them, that the lord chamberleine, and other of his conspiracie, had contriued to haue suddenlie destroied him, and the duke, there the same day in the councell. And what they intended further, was as yet not well knowne. Of which their treason he neuer had knowledge be|fore ten of the clocke the same forenoone, which sud|den feare draue them to put on for their defense such harnesse as came next to hand. And so had God hol|pen them, that the mischiefe turned vpon them that would haue doone it. And this he requireed them to report.

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