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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.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 But when the king had abused hir, anon hir hus|band (as he was an honest man, and one that could his good, not presuming to touch a kings concubine) left hir vp to him altogither. When the king died, the lord chamberleine tooke hir, which in the kings daies, albeit he was sore inamoured vpon hir, yet he forbare hir; ether for reuerence, or for a certeine friendlie faithfulnesse. Proper she was and faire; no|thing in hir bodie that you would haue changed, but if ye would haue wished hir somewhat higher. Thus saie they that knew hir in hir youth. Albeit some that now sée hir (for yet [...] when this storie was written. she liueth) deem hir neuer to haue béene well visaged: whose iudgement seemeth me somewhat like, as though men should gesse the beau|tie of one long before departed, by hir scalpe taken out of the charuell house.

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