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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 But whilest he thus passed the time in mirth and solace, Polydor. he began soone after to be somewhat diseased, and neuer could perceiue any euident cause thereof.1135 Anno. Reg. 35. Wherefore to driue his greese away, he went abrode to hunt, and being somewhat amended thereby (as he thought) at his comming home he would néeds eat of a lamprey, Matth. West. Sim Dunel. though his physician counselled him to the contrarie: but he delighting most in that meat (though it be in qualitie verie hurtfull to health) would not be dissuaded from it, so that his stomach being annoied therewith, he fell immediatlie into an ague,King Henrie departeth this life. and so died shortlie after, on the first day of December, being as then about 67. yeares of age, after he had reigned 35. yeres, & foure moneths lack|ing foure daies. His bodie was conueied into Eng|land, and buried at Reading within the abbey church which he had founded, and endowed in his life time with great and large possessions. It is written, that his bodie, Matth. West. Ran. Higd. Sim. Dunel. to auoid the stench which had infected ma|nie men, was closed in a buls hide, and how he that clensed the head died of the sauour which issued out of the braine.

¶Thus we sée that euen princes come to the like end by as base meanes as other inferiour persons; ac|cording to that of the poet:

Dant alios furiae toruo spectacula Marti,
Exitio est auidis mare nautis:
Mista senum ac iuuenum densantur funera, nullum
Saeua caput Proserpina fugit.
And here we haue to note the neglect of the physici|ans counsell, and that same ill disposition in diet which the king chose rather to satisfie, than by re|straining it to auoid the danger whereinto he fell. But this is the preposterous election of vntoward patients, according to that:
Nitimur in vetitum semper, cupimús negata.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The issue of king Henrie the first.Touching his issue, he had by his first wife a sonne named William, drowned (as ye haue heard) in the sea: also a daughter named Maud, whome with hir sonnes he appointed to inherit his crowne and o|ther dominions. He had issue also by one of his con|cubins, euen a sonne named Richard, and a daughter named Marie, who were both drowned with their brother William. By an other concubine he had a sonne named Robert, who was created duke of Glo|cester.

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