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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Anno Reg. 22.This yeare the king began to be diseased of a cer|teine infirmitie, which thrise euerie yeare, but speci|ally in the springtime sore vexed him. And bicause for the most part the harme that chanceth to the prince, is parted with his subiects,The sweting sicknesse eft|soones re|turneth. the sweating sicknesse, which (as ye haue heard) in the first yeare of the king first afflicted the people of this realme, now assailed them againe; howbeit by the remedie found at the begining of it, nothing the like number died thereof now this second time, as did at the first time till the said remedie was inuented. But now the third plage equall to the pestilence insued, by the working of the maisters of the forfeitures, and such informers as were appointed thereto. By whose meanes manie a rich & wealthie person by the extremitie of the lawes of the realme were condemned and brought to great losse and hinderance.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 A great part of which their vndooings procéeded by the inconuenience of such vnconscionable offi|cers, as by the abuse of exigents outlawed those that neuer heard, nor had knowledge of the sutes com|mensed against them, of which hard and sharpe dea|ling (the harme that thereof insueth considered) if the occasion might be taken awaie by some other more reasonable forme and order of law deuised, whereby the parties might haue personall warning, it would both preserue manie an innocent man from vnde|serued vexation, and danger of vnmercifull losse of goods; and also redound highlie to the commendati|on of the prince, and such other as chanced to be re|formers of that colourable law, where they be called onelie in the counties without other knowledge gi|uen to them or theirs at their dwelling houses.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But now to returne. Such maner of outlawries, old recognisances of the peace, and good abearings, escapes, riots, & innumerable statutes penall, were put in execution, and called vpon by Empson and Dudleie; so that euerie man, both the spiritualtie and temporaltie, hauing either lands or substance, were inuited to that plucking banket. For these two raue|ning woolues had a gard of false periured persons apperteining to them, Ed. Hall in Hen. 7. fol. 53. which were impanelled in euerie quest. Learned men in the law, when they were required of their aduise, would say; To agrée is the best counsell that I can giue you. By this vndue meanes, these couetous persons filled the kings cof|fers, and inriched themselues. And at this vnreaso|nable and extort dooing, noble men grudged, meane men kicked, poore men lamented, preachers openlie at Poules crosse and other places exclamed, rebuked, and detested. Howbeit the good king in his last daies conserued and pardoned his poore subiects of such vn|charitable yokes and ponderous burdens as they were laden withall.

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