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Compare 1577 edition: 1 When the earle of Richmond saw the earle of Oxenford, he was rauished with an incredible glad|nesse, that he being a man of so high nobilitie, of such knowledge and practises in feates of warre, and so constant, trustie and assured (which alwaie had studi|ed for the maintenance and preferment of the house of Lancaster) was now by Gods prouision deliuered out of captiuitie and imprisonment; and in time so necessarie and conuenient come to his aid, succour, and aduancement; in whome more surer than anie o|ther he might put his trust and confidence, and take lesse paine and trauell in his owne person. For it EEBO page image 750 was not hid from him, that such as euer had taken part with king Edward before this time, came to doo him seruice, either for malice they bare king Ri|chard, or else for feare to liue vnder his cruell rule and tyrannous gouernance.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Not long after, the French king returned againe to Paris, whome the earle of Richmond followed, intending there to solicit his matter to the conclu|sion. Wherevpon he be sought king Charles to take vpon him the whole tuition and defense of him and his cause, so that he and his companie being (by his means) aided and comforted, should confesse and saie, their wealth, victorie, and aduancement to haue flowed and budded foorth of his bountifulnesse and liberalitie, which they would (God willing) shortlie acquite. In the meane season, diuerse Englishmen, which either fled out of England for feare,Diuers Eng|lish [...] volun|tarilie submit themselues to the earle of Richmond in France. or were at Paris to learne and studie good literature and vertu|ous doctrine, came voluntarilie and submitted them|selues to the earle of Richmond, and vowed & sware to take his part. Amongst whom was Richard Fox a priest, a man of great wit and no lesse learning, whome the earle incontinent receiued into secret fa|miliaritie, and in bréefe time erected and aduanced him to high dignities and promotions, and in conclu|sion made him bishop of Winchester.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 In the meane season, king Richard was credi|blie aduertised, what promises and oths the earle and his confederates had made and sworne togither at Reimes, and how by the earles means all the Eng|lishmen were passed out of Britaine into France. Wherefore being sore dismaid, and in a maner des|perate, bicause his craftie chieuance tooke none effect in Britaine, he imagined & deuised how to infringe and disturbe the earles purpose by an other meane; so that by the marriage of ladie Elizabeth his néece,K. Richards deuise to in|fringe and de|feat the earle of Richmõds purpose. he should pretend no claime nor title to the crowne. For he thought if that marriage failed, the earles cheefe combe had béene clearlie cut. And bicause that he being blinded with the ambitious desire of rule before this time in obteining the kingdome, had committed and doone manie curssed acts, and detest|able tyranies, yet according to the old prouerbe; Let him take the bull that stale awaie the calfe: he thought all facts by him committed in times passed to be but of small moment, and not to be regarded in comparison of that mischéeuous imagination, which he now newlie began and attempted.

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