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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But after in my lodging, when I called to memo|rie with a deliberate studie, and did circumspectlie ponder them, I fullie adiudged, that the Holie-ghost caused hir to mooue a thing (the end whereof she could not consider) both for the securitie of the realme, as also for the preferment of hir child, and the destruction and finall confusion of the common enimie king Ri|chard. Which thing, she neither then thought (I am sure) as I by hir words could make coniecture, nor I my selfe cast not hir desire to be so profitable to the realme, as I now doo perceiue. But such a Lord is God, that with a little sparkle he kindleth a great fire, and (to the admiration of the world) of impossibi|lities he maketh possibilities, of small beginnings mightie increasings, of drops great flouds.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 And so finallie to declare to you the verie conclu|sion, to the which I am both bent and set, my mind is,The duke of Buckingh [...] resolued to helpe to de|pose king Ri|chard, and to prefer the [...] of Richmond to the crowne. and my power and pursse shall helpe, that the earle of Richmond, verie heire of the house of Lancaster (in the quarrell of the which linage, both my father and grandfather lost their liues in battell) shall take to wife ladie Elizabeth eldest daughter to king Ed|ward, by the which mariage both the houses of Yorke and Lancaster may be ioined and vnited in one, to the cleere establishment of the title to the crowne of this noble relme. To which conclusion if the mothers of both parts, and especiallie the earle himselfe, and the ladie will agrée: I doubt not but the The duke of Glocester now king. bragging bore, which with his tuskes raseth euerie mans skin, shall not onelie be brought to confusion (as he hath deserued) but that this empire shall euer be certeine of an vndubitate heire, & then shall all ciuill and in|testine warre cease, which so long hath continued to the paring of manie mens crownes, and this realme shall be reduced againe to quietnesse, renowme and glorie.

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