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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.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This inuention of the duke manie men thought after, that it was more imagined for the inward ha|tred that he bare to king Richard, than for anie fauor that he bare to the earle of Richmond. But of such doubtfull matter it is not best to iudge, for erring too farre from the mind and intent of the author. But whatsoeuer he intended, this deuise once opened to king Richard was the verie occasion, that he was rounded shorter by the whole head, without attain|dor or iudgement. When the duke had said, the bishop which fauoured euer the house of Lancaster, was woonderous ioifull, and much reioised to heare this deuise. For now came the wind about euen as he would haue it,The [...] of the duk [...]s purpose. sith all his imagination tended to this effect, to haue king Richard subdued, and to haue the lines of king Edward, and king Henrie the sixt a|gaine raised and aduanced.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 But lord how he reioised, to thinke how that by this marriage the linages of Yorke and Lancaster should be conioined in one, to the verie stedfastnesse EEBO page image 741 of the publike wealth of this realme. And least the dukes courage should swage, or his mind should a|gaine alter, as it did often before (as you may easilie perceiue by his owne tale) he thought to set vp all the sailes that he had, to the intent that the ship of his pretended purpose might come shortlie to some sure port,The motion for the con|iunction of the two houses of Lancaster & Yorke (deui|sed by ye duke) furthered. and said to the duke: My lord, sith by Gods prouision and your incomparable wisedome and po|licie, this noble coniunction is first mooued, now is it conuenient, yea and necessarie, to consider what personages, and what fréends we shall first make priuie of this high deuise and politike conclusion: [which is not rashlie & without aduisement to be ad|uentured, for therin is danger, as the wiseman saith:

Semper habet damnum mentis temerarius ardor.]

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