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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 In the euening of the same day, sir Iohn Sauage, sir Brian Sanford,The princi|pals of K. Ri|chards power [...] from him. sir Simon Digbie, and manie o|ther, leauing king Richard, turned and came to the part of the earle of Richmond, with an elect compa|nie of men. Which refusall of king Richards part, by men of such experience, did augment and increase both the good hope, and the puissance of the earle of Richmond. In the meane season, king Richard which was appointed now to finish his last labor by the very diuine iustice & prouidence of God (which called him to condigne punishment for his mischiefous deserts) marched to a place méet for two battels to incounter, by a village called Bosworth, not farre from Lei|cester: and there he pitched his field on a hill called Anne Beame, refreshed his souldiers, and tooke his rest.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The [...]reame [...] king Ri|chard the third foretel|ling him of his end.The same went, that he had the same night a dreadfull and terrible dreame: for it séemed to him being asleepe, that he did see diuerse images like ter|rible diuels, which pulled and haled him, not suffering him to take anie quiet or rest. The which strange vi|sion not so suddenlie strake his heart with a sudden feare, but it stuffed his head and troubled his mind with manie busie and dreadfull imaginations. For incontinent after, his heart being almost damped, he prognosticated before the doubtfull chance of the bat|tell to come; not vsing the alacritie and mirth of mind and countenance as he was accustomed to doo before he came toward the battell. And least that it might be suspected that he was abashed for feare of his enimies, and for that cause looked so pitiouslie; he recited and declared to his familiar fréends in the morning his wonderfull vision and fearefull dreame.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But I thinke this was no dreame, but a punction and pricke of his sinfull conscience: for the conscience is so much more charged and aggreeued, as the of|fense is greater & more heinous in degrée. [So that king Richard, by this reckoning, must needs haue a woonderfull troubled mind, because the déeds that he had doone, as they were heinous and vnnaturall, so did they excite and stirre vp extraordinarie motions of trouble and vexations in his conscience.] Which sting of conscience, although it strike not alwaie; yet at the last daie of extreame life, it is woont to shew and represent to vs our faults and offenses, and the paines and punishments which hang ouer our heads for the committing of the same, to the intent that at that instant, we for our deserts being penitent and repentant, maie be compelled (lamenting and be|wailing our sinnes like forsakers of this world) io|cund to depart out of this mischeefe life.

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