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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Now then (as I began to shew you) it was by the protector and his councell concluded, that this doctor Shaw should in a sermon at Pauls crosse sig|nifie to the people,Doc. Shaw [...] sermon. that neither king Edward him|selfe, nor the duke of Clarence, were lawfullie be|gotten, nor were not the verie children of the duke of Yorke, but gotten vnlawfullie by other persons, in adulterie, of the duches their mother. And that also dame Elizabeth Lucie was verelie the wife of king Edward, and so the prince and all his children ba|stards, that were begotten vpon the quéene. Accor|ding to this deuise doctor Shaw the sundaie after, at Paules crosse in a great audience (as alwaie assem|bled great number to his preaching) he tooke for his theame; Spuria vitilamina non agent radices altas, that is to saie; Bastard slippes shall neuer take deepe root.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Therevpon when he had shewed the great grace that God giueth, and secretlie infundeth in right generation after the lawes of matrimonie, then de|clared he, that commonlie those children lacked that grace, and for the punishment of their parents were (for the more part) vnhappie, which were gotten in base, and speciallie in adulterie. Of which, though some, by the ignorance of the world and the truth hid from knowledge, inherited for the season other mens lands, yet God alwaie so prouideth, that it continueth not in their bloud long: but the truth comming to light, the rightfull inheritors be restored, and the ba|stard slip pulled vp yer it can be rooted deepe. And so he did laie for the proofe and confirmation of this sentence certeine insamples taken out of the old te|stament, and other ancient histories.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Then began he to descend into the praise of the lord Richard late duke of Yorke,This prea|cher was taught his lesson yer he came into the pulpit. calling him father to the lord protector, and declared the title of his heires vnto the crowne, to whome it was (after the death of king Henrie the sixt) intailed by authoritie of parle|ment. Then shewed he that his verie right heire of his bodie lawfullie begotten was onelie the lord pro|tector. For he declared then,K. Edward s [...]andered in a sermon. that king Edward was neuer lawfullie married vnto the queene, but was before God husband vnto dame Elizabeth Lucie, and so his children bastards. And besides that, neither king Edward himselfe, nor the duke of Clarence, among those that were secret in the houshold, were reckoned verie suerlie for the children of the noble duke, as those that by their fauours more resembled other knowne men than him. From whose vertuous conditions he said also that the late king Edward was far off.

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