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Compare 1577 edition: 1 Now then by and by, as it were for anger, not for couetise,Shores [...] spoiled of [...] that she had the protector sent into the house of Shores wife (for hir husband dwelled not with hir) and spoiled hir of all that euer she had, aboue the value of two or three thousand markes, and sent hir bodie to prison. And when he had a while laid vnto hir (for the maner sake) that she went about to bewitch him, and that she was of counsell with the lord chamberleine to destroie him: in conclusion, when that no colour could fasten vpon these matters, then he laid heinouslie to hir charge, that thing that hir selfe could not denie, and that all the world wist was true, and that nathe|lesse euerie man laughed at, to heare it then so sud|denlie so highlie taken, that shee was naught of hir bodie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 And for this cause (as a goodlie continent prince, cleane and faultlesse of himselfe,Shores [...] put to open penance. sent out of heauen into this vicious world for the amendment of mens maners) he caused the bishop of London to put hir to open penance, going before the crosse in processi|on vpon a sundaie with a taper in hir hand. In which she went in countenance and pase demure so wo|manlie; that albeit she were out of all araie, saue hir kirtle onelie, yet went she so faire and louelie, name|lie while the woondering of the people cast a comelie rud in hir cheeks (of which she before had most misse) that hir great shame wan hir much praise among those that were more amorous of hir bodie, than cu|rious of hir soule. And manie good folks also that ha|ted hir liuing, & glad were to see sin corrected: yet piti|ed they more hir penance, than reioised therin, when they considered that the protector procured it, more of a corrupt intent, than anie vertuous affection.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This woman was borne in London, worshipful|lie friended, honestlie brought vp,The descrip|tiõ of Shores wife. and verie well ma|ried, sauing somewhat too soone, hir husband an honest citizen, yoong and godlie, & of good substance. But for|somuch as they were coupled yer she were well ripe, she not verie feruentlie loued him, for whõ she neuer longed, which was happilie the thing that the more ea|silie made hir incline vnto the kings appetite, when he required hir. Howbeit the respect of his roialtie, the hope of gaie apparell, ease, and other wanton wealth, was able soone to pearse a soft tender heart, [so that she became flexible and pliant to the kings appetite and will; being so blinded with the bright glorie of the present courtlie brauerie which shée in|ioied, that she vtterlie forgat how excellent a trea|sure good name and fame is, and of what incompara|ble swéetnesse, euen by the iudgement of him, whose match for wisdome the world neuer bred vp, saieng:

Sunt optanda magis purae bona nomina famae,Eob. Hess. [...] cles. Sal.
Nobilis vnguenti quàm pretiosus odor.]

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