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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The sicknesse which held the king dailie more and more increasing,150 [...] [...]. 24. he well perceiued that his end drew néere, and therefore meaning to doo some high plea|sure to his people, granted of his frée motion a gene|rall pardon to all men, for all offenses doone & com|mitted against anie his lawes or statutes; théeues, murtherers, & certeine other were excepted. He pai|ed also the fées of all prisoners in the gaoles in and a|bout London, abiding there onelie for that dutie. He paied also the debts of all such persons as laie in the counters or Ludgate for fourtie shillings, & vn|der; and some he reléeued that were condemned in ten pounds. Hervpon were processions generallie v|sed euerie daie in euerie citie and parish, to praie to almightie God for his restoring to health and long continuance of the same. Neuerthelesse, he was so [...] with his long maladie,The death of King Henrie the seuenth. that nature could no [...] his life, and so he departed out of this [...] two and twentith of Aprill, in his palace of [...], in the yéere of our Lord 1509. His corpse [...] conueied with all funerall pompe to West| [...]t [...]r, and there buried by the good queene his wife [...] sumptuous chapell, which he not long before had [...] to be builded.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 H [...] reigned thrée and twentie yeares, and more than seuen moneths, and liued two and fiftie yeares. He had by his quéene Elizabeth foure sonnes, [...]hat children he had. and foure daughters, of the which thrée remained aliue be|hind him. Henrie his second son prince of Wales, which after him was king, Margaret quéene of Scots,The descrip|tion of king Henrie the seuenth. and the ladie Marie promised to Charles king of Castile. He was a man of bodie but leane and spare, albeit mightie and strong therewith, of perso|nage and stature somewhat higher than the meane sort of men, of a woonderfull beautie and faire com|plexion, of countenance merie and smiling, especial|lie in his communication, his eies graie, his téeth single, and haire thin, of wit in all things quicke and prompt, of a princelie stomach and hautie courage. In great perils, doubtfull affaires, and matters of im|portance, supernaturall and in maner diuine; for he ordered all his dooings aduisedlie and with great de|liberation.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Besides this, he was sober, moderate, honest, cour|teous, bountious, and so much abhorring pride and arrogancie, that he was euer sharpe and quicke to them that were noted with that fault.Iustice min|gled with mercie. He was also an indifferent and vpright iusticer, by the which one thing he allured to him the hearts of manie people, and yet to this seueritie of his he ioined a certeine mercifull pitie, which he did extend to those that had offended the penall lawes, and were put to their fines by his iustices. He did vse his rigour onelie (as he said himselfe) to dant, bring low, and abate the high minds and stout stomachs of the wealthie and wild people, nourished vp in seditious factions and ciuill rebellions, rather than for the gréedie desire of monie; although such as were scourged with amer| [...]iaments cried out, and said it was rather for the re|spect of gaine, than for anie politike prouision. In|déed he left his coffers well stuffed, for he was no wastfull consumer of his riches by anie inordinat meanes.

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