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Compare 1577 edition: 1 When Reginald Braie had declared his message and priuie instruction to the countesse of Richmond his mistresse, no maruell though she were ioious and glad, both of the good newes, and also for the obtein|ing of such a high fréend in hir sonnes cause as the duke was. Wherefore she willing not to sléepe thi [...] matter, but to further it to the vttermost of hir pow|er and abilitie, deuised a means how to breake this matter to quéene Elizabeth then being in sanctua|rie at Westminster. And therevpon she, hauing in hir familie at that time (for the preseruation of hir health) a certeine Welshman called Lewes, learned in physicke, which for his grauitie and experience, was well knowne, and much esteemed amongest great estates of the realme, brake hir mind to him.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 For with this Lewes she vsed sometime liberallie and familiarlie to talke, and now hauing oportuni|tie and occasion to expresse hir hart vnto him in this weightie matter, declared that the time was come that hir sonne should be ioined in marriage with la|die Elizabeth, daughter and heire to king Edward; and that king Richard being taken and reputed of all men for the common enimie of the relme, should out of all honor & estate be deiected, & of his crowne and kingdome be cléerelie spoiled and expelled: and required him to go to quéene Elizabeth (with whome in his facultie he was of counsell) not as a messen|ger, but as one that came fréendlie to visit and conso|late hir, and (as time & place should require) to make hir priuie of this deuise; not as a thing concluded, but as a purpose by him imagined.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This physician did not long linger to accomplish hir desire,Lewes the physician sheweth the quéene the whole con|ceipt and de|uise of the matter. but with good diligence repaired to the queene, being still in the sanctuarie at Westminster. And when he saw time propice and conuenient for his purpose, he said vnto hir: Madame, although my i|magination be verie simple, and my deuise more foolish; yet for the entier affection that I beare toward you and your children, I am so bold to vtter vnto you a secret and priuie conceit that I haue cast and com|passed in my fantasticall braine. When I well re|membred and no lesse considered the great losse and damage that you haue susteined, by the death of your noble and louing husband; and the great dolour and sorow that you haue suffered and tollerated, by the cruell murther of your innocent children: I can no lesse doo both of bounden duetie and christian charitie, than dailie to studie, and hourelie imagine, not one|lie how to bring your hart to comfort and gladnesse, but also deuise how to reuenge the righteous quarell of you and your children on that bloudie bloudsupper, and cruell tyrant king Richard.

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