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Compare 1577 edition: 1 But men say, that he was of truth not well at ease, and that both to king Richard well knowne, and not euill taken; nor anie demand of the dukes vncourteouslie reiected; but he both with great gifts, and high behests, in most louing and trustie maner departed at Glocester. But soone after his comming home to Brecknocke, hauing there in his custodie by the commandement of king Richard doctor Mor|ton bishop of Elie, who (as ye before heard) was ta|ken in the councell at the Tower, waxed with him familiar, whose wisedome abused his pride to his owne deliuerance, and the dukes destruction. The bishop was a man of great naturall wit,Doctor N [...]ton bishop of Elie, & what pageants h [...] plaied. verie well learned, and honorable in behauior, lacking no wise waies to win fauour. He had béene fast vpon the part of king Henrie, while that part was in wealth; and nathelesse left it not, nor forsooke it in wo, but fled the realme with the queene & the prince, while king Ed|ward had the king in prison, neuer came home, but to the field.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After which lost, and that part vtterlie subdued, the other (for his fast faith and wisedome) not onelie was content to receiue him, but also wooed him to come, and had him from thencefoorth both in secret trust, and verie speciall fauour, which he nothing deceiued. For he being (as yée haue heard) after king Edwards death, first taken by the tyrant for his truth to the king, found the meane to set this duke in his top, ioi|ned gentlemen togither in the aid of king Henrie, deuising first the mariage betwéene him & king Ed|wards daughter: by which his faith he declared the good seruice to both his masters at once, with infinit benefit to the realme by the coniunction of those two blouds in one, whose seuerall titles had long disquie|ted the land, he fled the realme, went to Rome, neuer minding more to meddle with the world; till the no|ble prince king Henrie the seuenth gat him home a|gaine, made him archbishop of Canturburie,The high [...]nour of [...] Morton. and chancellor of England, wherevnto the pope ioined the honour of cardinall. Thus liuing manie daies in as much honor as one man might well wish, en|ded them so godlie, that his death with Gods mercie well changed his life.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This man therefore (as I was about to tell you) by the long & often alternate proofe, as well of prospe|ritie as aduerse fortune, had gotten by great experi|ence (the verie mother and mistresse of wisedome) a déepe insight in politike worldlie drifts. Whereby perceiuing now this duke glad to commune with him, fed him with faire words, and manie pleasant praises. And perceiuing by the processe of their com|munications, the dukes pride now and then belking out a little breath of enuie toward the glorie of the king,Bishop N [...]tons sub [...]ll vndermini [...] of the du [...]e. and thereby feeling him easie to fall out if the matter were well handled: he craftilie sought the waies to pricke him forward, taking alwaies the oc|casion of his comming, and so kéeping himselfe so close within his bounds, that he rather séemed to fol|low him, than to lead him. For when the duke first be|gan to praise and boast the king, and shew how much profit the realme should take by his reigne: my lord Morton answered thus.

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