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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Charles the [...]. of France his beneuo|lence to the earle of Rich|mond.This yoong king, hauing compassion of the misfor|tune of the earle of Richmond, not onelie gentlie granted and assigned to him a pasport; but also libe|rallie disbursed to him a great summe of monie for his conduct and expenses necessarie in his long iour|nie and passage. But the earle trusting in the French kings humanitie, aduentured to send his ships home into Britaine, and to set forward himselfe by land on his iournie, making no great hast till his messen|gers were returned. Which being with that benefit so comforted, and with hope of prosperous successe so in|couraged, marched towards Britaine with all dili|gence, intending there to consult further with his lo|uers & fréends of his affaires and enterprises. When he was returned againe into Britaine, he was cer|tified by credible information, that the duke of Buc|kingham had lost his head; and that the marquesse Dorset, and a great number of noble men of Eng|land, had a little before inquired and searched for him there, and were now returned to Uannes.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The earle la|menteth and reioiseth.When he had heard these newes thus reported, he first sorowed and lamented his first attempt and set|ting forward of his fréends, and in especiall of the no|bilitie, not to haue more fortunatelie succéeded. Se|condarilie, he reioised on the other part, that God had sent him so manie valiant and prudent capteins to be his companions in his martiall enterprises, trusting suerlie and nothing doubting in his owne o|pinion, but that all his businesse should be wiselie compassed, and brought to a good conclusion. Where|fore he determining with all diligence to set forward his new begun businesse, departed to Rheims, and sent certeine of his priuie seruitours to conduct and bring the marquesse and other noble men to his pre|sence. When they knew that he was safelie returned into Britaine, Lord how they reioised! for before that time they missed him, and knew not in what part of the world to make inquirie or search for him. For they doubted and no lesse feared least he had ta|ken land in England, & fallen into the hands of king Richard, in whose person they knew well was nei|ther mercie nor compassion.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Wherefore in all spéedie maner they galoped to|ward him, and him reuerentlie saluted. Which mee|ting after great ioy and solace, and no small thanks giuen and rendered on both parts, they aduisedlie de|bated and communed of their great businesse and weightie enterprise. In the which season the feast of the Natiuitie of our sauiour Christ happened,The English lords giue faith and pro|mise either to other. on which daie all the English lords went with their so|lemnitie to the cheefe church of the citie, and there ech gaue faith and promise to other. The earle himselfe first tooke a corporall oth on his honor, promising that incontinent after he shuld be possessed of the crowne and dignitie of the realme of England, he would be conioined in matrimonie with the ladie Elizabeth daughter to king Edward the fourth.The earle of Richmond sweareth to marrie Eli|zabeth daugh|ter to Ed|ward the fourth, after possession of the crowne. Then all the companie sware to him fealtie, and did to him ho|mage (as though he had béene that time the crowned king, and annointed prince) promising faithfullie, and firmelie affirming, that they would not onelie loose their worldlie substance; but also be depriued of their liues and worldlie felicitie, rather than to suffer king Richard that tyrant longer to rule and reigne ouer them.

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