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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Wherefore friends (quoth the duke) sith we per|ceiue it is all your whole minds to haue this noble man for your king (whereof we shall make his grace so effectuall report, that we doubt not but it shall redound vnto your great weale and commoditie) we EEBO page image 731 require ye, that ye to morrow go with vs, and we with you vnto his noble grace, to make our humble request vnto him in maner before remembred. And therewith the lords came downe, and the companie dissolued and departed, the more part all sad: some with glad semblance that were not verie metrie, and some of those that came thither with the duke not a|ble to dissemble their sorrow, were faine at his backe to turne their face to the wall, while the dolor of their hearts burst out of their eies.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Then on the morrow after, the maior with all the aldermen,The maiors comming to Bainards ca|stell vnto the lord protector. and chiefe commoners of the citie, in their best maner apparelled, assembling themselues togi|ther, resorted vnto Bainards castell, where the pro|tector laie. To which place repaired also (according to their appointment) the duke of Buckingham, and diuerse noble men with him, beside manie knights and other gentlemen. And therevpon the duke sent word vnto the lord protector, of the being there of a great and honourable companie, to mooue a great matter vnto his grace. Wherevpon the protector made difficultie to come out vnto them, but if he first knew some part of their errand, as though he doub|ted and partlie mistrusted the comming of such a number vnto him so suddenlie, without anie war|ning or knowledge, whether they came for good or harme.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Then the duke, when he had shewed this to the ma|ior and other, that they might thereby sée how little the protector looked for this matter, they sent vnto him by the messenger such louing message againe, and therewith so humblie besought him, to vouchsafe that they might resort to his presence to propose their intent, of which they would vnto none other person anie part disclose; that at the last he came foorth of his chamber, and yet not downe vnto them, but stood a|boue in a gallerie ouer them, where they might sée him, and speake to him, as though he would not yet come too néere them till he wist what they ment. And thervpon the duke of Buckingham first made hum|ble petition vnto him on the behalfe of them all, that his grace would pardon them, and licence them to propose vnto his grace the intent of their comming, without his displeasure, without which pardon obtei|ned, they durst not be bold to mooue him of that matter.

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