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Compare 1587 edition: 1 His ſubiects being thus brought into extreme miſerie through his wicked & vniuſt gouernmẽt, not knowing where to ſeeke for redreſſe,The common peoples praier. ſaue only at the handes of almightie God, the puniſher of al ſinne, beſought him to haue pitie of their afflicti|ons, and to chaunge the gouernment of the realm into ſome better eſtate.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lordes alſo hauing great indignation of the trouble fallen to the realme,The Lordes require Grime to reforme the miſdemeanor of his officers. by the kings miſ|gouernance and auaricious crueltie, appointed a certaine number of Gentlemen to goe vnto him as Ambaſſadours from them, to requyre him to put away from him ſuch naughtie perſons as by euill councell had peruerted his minde, and mo|ued him to do things contrary to his honour and the wealth of his realme.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 One of theſe Ambaſſadors (to whõ the charge was giuen) had the wordes in name of them all, who cõming before the kings preſence, declared [figure appears here on page 226] vnto him howe they were ſent from the reſidue of the nobles and peeres of his realme, to admoniſhe him of things perteyning to ye ſuretie of his eſtate and cõmon wealth of his dominions, which was, that where through perſwaſion of euill counſay|lers he ſuffred many enormities to be committed by his miniſters and officers againſt his ſubiects, to their vtter impoueriſhment and vndoing, the rebuke wherof did redound vnto his diſhonor, if it would pleaſe him to remoue out of his preſence & ſeruice all ſuch diſloyal perſons as ſought the hin|derance of the common weale, he ſhoulde winne thereby the loue of all his liege ſubiectes, whiche now coulde not but grudge and repine at this his gouernment, as men by the ſame brought into ſuch calamitie, that better it were for them in their iudgements to be dead than aliue, if reformation were not the ſooner had agaynſt ſuche extortions as his ſeruants and officers did dayly practiſe,The office of the ſworde. and for the which no doubt he muſt needes anſwere, ſith the ſworde was committed vnto him, not to enrich couetous perſons, nor to oppreſſe innocent and true dealing people, but contrarily to puniſhe and correct guiltie and vniuſt dealers.

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