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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Insomuch that there was nothing so plaine and o|penlie prooued,Close dealing is euer su|spected. but that yet for the common custome of close and couert dealing, men had it euer inward|lie suspect; as manie well counterfaited iewels make the true mistrusted. Howbeit, concerning the opini|on, with the occasions moouing either partie, we shall haue place more at large to intreat, if we hereafter happen to write the time of the late noble prince of famous memorie king Henrie the seauenth, or per|case that historie of Perkin in anie compendious processe by it selfe. But in the meane time, for this present matter, I shall rehearse you the dolorous end of those babes, not after euerie waie that I haue heard, but after that waie that I haue so heard by such men and by such meanes, as me thinketh it were hard but it should be true.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 King Richard after his coronation, taking his waie to Glocester to visit (in his new honour) the towne of which he bare the name of his old, deuised (as he rode) to fulfill the thing which he before had in|tended. And forsomuch as his mind gaue him, that his nephues liuing, men would not reckon that he could haue right to the realme: he thought therefore without delaie to rid them, as though the killing of his kinsmen could amend his cause, and make him a kindlie king. Whervpon he sent one Iohn Greene, (whom he speciallie trusted) vnto sir Robert Braken|berie, constable of the Tower,Iohn Grée [...], Robert Bra|kenberie con|stable of the Tower. with a letter and cre|dence also, that the same sir Robert should in anie wise put the two children to death.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This Iohn Gréene did his errand vnto Braken|berie, knéeling before our ladie in the Tower. Who plainelie answered,The murther of the two yoong princes set abroch. that he would neuer put them to death to die therefore. With which answer Iohn Gréene returning, recounted the same to king Ri|chard at Warwike yet in his waie. Wherewith he tooke such displeasure & thought, that the same night he said vnto a secret page of his:

Ah! whom shall a man trust? Those that I haue brought vp my selfe, those that I had wéent would most suerlie serue me, euen those faile me, and at my commandement will doo nothing for me. Sir (quoth his page) there lieth one on your pallet without, that I dare well saie, to doo your grace pleasure, the thing were right hard that he would refuse.
Meaning this by sir Iames Tirrell, which was a man of right goodlie personage,Sir Iames Tirrell de|scribed. and for natures gifts worthie to haue serued a much better prince, if he had well serued God, and by grace obteined as much truth and good will as he had strength and wit.

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