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Compare 1577 edition: 1 There came into his vngratious mind a thing not onelie detestable to be spoken of in the remem|brance of man, but much more cruell and abhomina|ble to be put in execution. For when he reuolued in his wauering mind, how great a founteine of mis|cheefe toward him should spring, if the earle of Rich|mond should be aduanced to the marriage of his néece: which thing he heard saie by the rumor of the people, that no small number of wise and wittie per|sonages enterprised to compasse and bring to con|clusion; he cléerelie determined to reconcile to his fa|uour his brothers wife quéene Elizabeth, either by faire words, or liberall promises; firmelie beleeuing hir fauour once obteined, that she would not sticke to commit (and louinglie credit) to him the rule and gouernance both of hir and hir daughters, and so by that meanes the earle of Richmond of the affinitie of his néece should be vtterlie defrauded and be|guiled.A subtill and l [...]wo practise of king Ri|chard to be|guile the earle of Richmond.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 And if no ingenious remedie could be otherwise inuented, to saue the innumerable mischeefes which were euen at hand, and like to fall, if it should hap|pen quéene Anne his wife to depart out of this pre|sent life, then he himselfe would rather take to wife his cousine and néece the ladie Elizabeth; than for lacke of that affinitie the whole realme should run to ruine, as who said, that if he once fell from his estate and dignitie, the ruine of the relme must néeds short|lie insue and follow. Wherefore he sent to the queene (being in sanctuarie) diuerse and often messengers, which first should excuse and purge him of all things before against hir attempted or procured, and after should so largelie promise promotions innumerable, and benefits, not onelie to hir, but also to hir sonne lord Thomas Marquesse Dorset, that they should bring hir (if it were possible) into some wanhope, or (as men saie) into a fooles paradise.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The messengers, being men both of wit and gra|uitie, so persuaded the quéene with great and preg|nant reasons, & what with faire and large promises, that she began somewhat to relent, and to giue to them no deafe eare; insomuch that she faithfullie pro|mised to submit and yéeld hir selfe fullie and franke|lie to the kings will and pleasure. And so she putting in obliuion the murther of hir innocent children, the infamie and dishonour spoken by the king hir hus|band, the liuing in adulterie laid to hir charge, the bastarding of hir daughters; forgetting also the faith|full promise and open oth made to the countesse of Richmond mother to the earle Henrie, blinded by auaricious affection, & seduced by flattering words, first deliuered into king Richards hands hir fiue daughters,The incon|stancie of Q. Elizabeth. as lambs once againe committed to the custodie of the rauenous woolfe.

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