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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 After that king Edward the fourth had deposed king Henrie the sixt, and was in peaceable possession of the realme, determining himselfe to marie (as it was meet both for him selfe & the realme) he sent ouer in ambassage the erle of Warwike,Sée before pag. 667, 668. with other noble men in his companie to Spaine, to treat & conclude a mariage betwéene K. Edward & the kings daugh|ter of Spaine. In which thing the erle of Warwike found the parties so toward & willing, that he speedily (according to his instructions without any difficultie) brought the matter to very good cõclusion. Now hap|ned it,Dame Eliza|beth Greie. that in the meane season there came to make a sute by petition to the king dame Elizabeth Greie, which was after his quéene, at that time a widow, borne of noble bloud, by hir mother, duches of Bed|ford, ye [...] she maried the lord Wooduile, hir father.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Howbeit, this dame Elizabeth hir selfe, being in seruice with queene Margaret, wife vnto king Hen|rie the sixt, wis maried vnto one [Iohn] Greie an es|quier, whome king Henrie made knight vpon the field that he had on [Barnet heath by saint Albons] against king Edward. But litle while inioied he that knighthood: for he was at the same field slaine. Af|ter which doone, and the earle of Warwike, being in his ambassage about the afore remembred mariage, this poore ladie made humble sute vnto the king, that she might be restored vnto such small lands as hir late husband had giuen hir in iointure. Whome when the king beheld, and heard hir speake, as she was both faire and of a goodlie fauor, moderate of stature, well made, and verie wise: he not onelie pitied hir, but also w [...]xed inamoured of hir. And taking hir af|terward secretlie aside, began to enter in talking more familiarlie. Whose appetite when she perceiued, she vertuouslie denied him.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 But that did she so wiselie, and with so good ma|ner, and words so well set, that she rather kindled his desire than quenched it. And finallie, after manie a méeting, much wooing, and many great promises, she well espieng the kings affection toward hir so great|lie increased, that she durst somewhat the more bold|lie saie hir mind, as to him whose hart she perceiued more seruentlie set, than to fall off for a word. And in conclusion,A wise an|swer of a chast and continent ladie. she shewed him plaine, that as she wis [...] hir selfe too simple to be his wife, so thought she hir selfe too good to be his concubine. The king much maruelling at hir constancie (as he that had not béen woont elsewhere to be so stiffelie said naie) so much e|steemed hir continencie and chastitie, that he set hir vertue in the stéed of possession and riches: and thus taking counsell of his desire, determined in all possi|ble hast to marie hir.

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