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Neuerthelesse, God (whose mercifull nature ab|horreth the effusion of mans bloud) prepared a pu|nishment for the malefactor, who passing through the suburbs of London, without Algate (the place where he had committed the murther) the women of the same parish and stréet (as it were inraged) came out with stones, staues, kenell doong, and other things, wherewith they so bethwackt him on all parts of his bodie, that they laid him a stretching,The murther reuenged by women at the appointment of Gods iu|stice. and rid him quite of life. In the wreking of this their teene they were so fell and fierce, that the constables with their assistants (which were no small number) dooing what they could by their authoritie and maine strength, EEBO page image 606 were not able to rescue him out of the womens hands; who had sworne in their hearts (as it séemed by the maner of their reuenge which was void of all mercie) to sée the end of such a villaine as most vn|naturallie had slaine a woman, a neighbour, a wi|dow, a pitifull woman, a good neighbour, an honest widow; the wretch himselfe being a fugitiue, a stran|ger borne, a begger, and he to whome she shewed hir selfe the staffe of his support. O singular ingratitude which nature abhorreth, law dissalloweth, heauen dis|claimeth, God detesteth, humanitie condemneth, and euerie good bodie to the verie death defieth; as the old distichon excellentlie and with good sense noteth;

Lex & natura, coelum, Deus, omnia iura
Damnant ingratum, moerent illum quo natum.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 But to returne to the affaires of king Henrie, who in the moneth of Nouember remooued from Rone to Pontoise, and so to saint Denis, to the intent to make his entrie into Paris, and there to be sacred king of France. There were in his companie of his owne nation, his vncle the cardinall of Winchester, the cardinall and archbishop of Yorke, the dukes of Bedford, Yorke, and Norffolke, the earles of War|wike, Salisburie, Oxenford, Huntington, Ormond, Mortaigne, and Suffolke. Of Gascoigns, there were the earles of Longuille and Marche, besides manie other noble men of England, Guien, and Norman|die. And the chéefe of the French nation were the dukes of Burgognie, and Lewes of Lutzenburgh, cardinall and chancellor of France for king Henrie: the bishops of Beauuois and Noion, both péeres of France, beside the bishop of Paris, and diuerse other bishops; the earle of Uaudemount, and other noble men, whose names were superfluous to rehearse. And he had in a gard about his person three thou|sand price archers, some on horssebacke, and part on foot.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 To speake with what honour he was receiued in|to the citie of Paris, what pageants were prepared, and how richlie the gates, streets, and bridges on eue|rie side were hanged with costlie clothes of arras & tapestrie, it would be too long a processe, and there|fore I doo héere passe it ouer with silence. On the sea|uentéenth daie of December,King Henrie the sixt crow|ned in Paris. he was crowned king of France, in our ladie church of Paris, by the cardi|nall of Winchester, the bishop of Paris not being contented that the cardinall should doo such an high ceremonie in his church and iurisdiction. After all the ceremonies were finished, the king returned toward the palace, hauing one crowne on his head, and ano|ther borne before him; and one scepter in his hand, and the second borne before him. As touching other the roiall seruices and princelie appointments, Le Rosier historiall. they are verie diligentlie & at large set out in the French chronicle of that time. This coronation of the king, Anglorum praelia as manie other good and memora|ble matters, so this also he hath noted, saieng thereof in comelie breuitie and truth, as after followeth:

Aeternae famae paulo post rege sepulto,
Parisijs, diadema vias & compita circum
Iunior Henricus portat lepidissimus infans.

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