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Compare 1577 edition: 1 But further, I remembred that if I once tooke on me the scepter, and the gouernance of the realme; that of two extreame enimies I was dailie sure, but of one trustie friend (which now a daies be gone a pilgrimage) I was neither assured nor crediblie as|certeined; such is the worlds mutation. For I mani|festlie perceiued, that the daughters of king Ed|ward, and their alies and freends, which be no small number, being both for his sake much beloued, and also for the great iniurie & manifest tyrannie doone to them by the new vsurper, much lamented and piti|ed, would neuer ceasse to barke if they cannot bite at the one side of me. Semblablie, my coosine the earle of Richmond, his aids and kinsfolks, which be not of little power, will suerlie attempt like a fierce greihound, either to bite or to pearse me on the o|ther side. So that my life and rule should euer hang by a haire, neuer in quiet, but euer in doubt of death, or deposition.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 And if the said two linages of Yorke and Lan|caster,The dukes resolution not to medle in seéking to ob|teine the crowne. which so long haue striued for the imperiall di|adem, should ioine in one against me, then were I suerlie mated, and the game gotten. Wherefore I haue cléerelie determined, and with my selfe conclu|ded, vtterlie to relinquish all such fantasticall ima|ginations, concerning the obteining of the crowne. But all such plagues, calamities and troubles, which I feared and suspected might haue chanced on me if I had taken the rule and regiment of this realme, I shall with a reredemaine so make them rebound to to our common enimie that calleth himselfe king, that the best stopper that he hath at tenice shall not well stop without a fault.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 For (as I told you before) the counfesse of Rich|mond in my returne from the new named king, méeting me in the high waie, pra [...]ed me first for kin|red sake, secondar [...]lie for the loue that I bare to my grandfather duke Humfrie, which was sworne bro|ther to hir father, so mooue the king to be good to hir sonne Henrie earle of Richmond, and to licence him with his fauour to returne againe into England. And if it were his pleasure so to doo, she promised that the earle hir sonne should marrie one of king Ed|wards daughters, at the appointment of the king, without anie thing to be taken or demanded for the said espousals, but onelie the kings fauour: which re|quest I soone ouerpassed, and gaue hir faire words, and so departed.

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