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Compare 1577 edition: 1 In this meane time, of a small matter, and the EEBO page image 765 same altogither false and fained, there was an open path made and beaten foorth, for a greater inconueni|ence to insue. The which matter might séeme verie strange, how such trouble and mischéefe should grow thereof, if the time were not considered, in which it happened. For in those daies manie persons, either borne in the wombe of continuall dissention, or nou|rished with the milke of ciuill sedition, could not for|beare their vsuall custome of moouing strife, and sow|ing debate, euer glad to haue anie occasion, though neuer so small, to stirre vprores of warre, and slaugh|ter of people. Which men if they knew (a matter of weightie conceipt) the hurts thereof, they would be as earnest in seeking after peace as they are grée|die in pursuit of warre, speciallie ciuill warre: but the cause whie they are defectiue therein, is the want of méekenesse and humilitie, as the wiseman saith:

Mite cor horribili seditione vacat.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Amongst other such monsters and limmes of the diuell,Sir Richard Simond a fraudulent preest. there was one sir Richard Simond preest, a man of base birth, and yet well learned, but not so learned as wilie, nor so wilie as vngratious, delight|ing in fraud & deceit, euen from his youth. He had a scholer called Lambert Simenell, one of a gentle nature and pregnant wit,Lambert Simenell the counterfeit earle of War|w [...]ke. to be the organe and chéefe instrument, by the which he might conueie and bring to passe his mischéeuous attempt. The diuell chéefe master of such practises, put in the venemous braine of this disloiall and traitorous préest, to deuise how he might make his scholer the foresaid Lambert to be reputed as right inheritour to the crowne of this realme: namelie, for that the fame went that king Edwards children were not dead, but fled secretlie into some strange place, and there to be liuing: and that Edward earle of Warwike, sonne and heire to the duke of Clarence, either was, or shortlie should be put to death.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 These rumors though they séemed not to be groun|ded of anie likelihood to the wiser sort of men, yet in|couraged this péeuish priest to thinke the time come, that his scholer Lambert might take vpon him the person and name of one of king Edwards children. And herevpon at Oxford, where their abiding was, the said préest instructed his pupill both with prince|lie behauiour, ciuill maners, and good literature, de|claring to him of what linage he should affirme him|selfe to be descended, and omitted nothing that might serue for his purpose. Soone after, the rumor was blowne abroad, that the earle of Warwike was bro|ken out of prison. And when the préest sir Richard Si|mond heard of this, he streight intended now by that occasion to bring his inuented purpose to passe, and changing the childes name of baptisme, called him Edward, after the name of the yoong earle of War|wike, the which were both of like yeares, and of like stature.

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