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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Then he (with the messenger) came to the castell of Brecknocke, where the duke and the bishop decla|red what thing was deuised, both for to set the relme in a quiet stedfastnesse, as also for the high prefer|ment of the earle of Richmond, sonne to his ladie and mistresse: willing hir first to compasse how to obteine the good will of quéene Elizabeth, and also of hir eldest daughter bearing the same name: and af|ter secretlie to send to hir sonne into Britaine, to de|clare what high honor was prepared for him, if he would sweare to marrie the ladie Elizabeth assoone as he was king, and in roiall possession of the relme. Reginald Braie with a glad heart, forgetting no|thing giuen to him in charge, in great hast and with good spéed returned to the countesse his ladie and mistresse.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 When Braie was departed, and this great doubt|full vessell once set abroach,Bishop Mor|tons deuise for to be at his owne li|bertie in his b [...]shoprike of Elie. the bishop thirsting for nothing more than for libertie: when he saw the duke pleasant and well minded toward him; he told the duke, that if he were in his Ile of Elie, he could make manie fréends to further their enterprise: and if he were there and had but foure daies warning, he lit [...]le regarded the malice of king Richard, his coun|trie was so strong. The duke knew well all this to be true, but yet loth he was that the bishop should de|part: for he knew well, that as long as the bishop was with him, he was sure of politike aduise, sage counsell, and circumspect procéeding. And so he gaue the bishop faire words, saieng, that he should shortlie depart, and that well accompanied for fea [...]e of eni|mies.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The Bishop being as wittie as the duke was wi|lie, did not tarrie till the dukes companie were as|sembled, but secretlie disguised, in a night departed (to the dukes great displeasure) and came to his sée of Elie; where he found monie and fréends; and so sailed into Flanders,The bishop of Elie saileth into Flan|ders to the earle of Rich|mond. where he did the earle of Rich|mond good seruice, and neuer returned againe, till the erle of Richmond (after being king) sent for him, and shortlie promoted him to the see of Canturburie. Thus the bishop woond himselfe from the duke when he had most néed of his aid, for if he had taried still, the duke had not made so manie blabs of his coun|sell, nor put so much confidence in the Welshmen, nor yet so temerariouslie set forward (without know|ledge of his fréends) as he did, which things were his sudden ouerthrowe (as they that knew it did report) [and might perhaps haue béene auoided by the bi|shops wisdome for the dukes saftie, as his owne, sith

Qui sapit, ille potest alios sapuisse docere.]

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