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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The other two were somewhat greater persona|ges, and nathelesse of their humilitie content to be namelesse, and to forbeare the praise of those proper|ties: but the meriest was this Shores wife, in whom the king therefore tooke speciall pleasure. For manie he had, but hir he loued; whose fauour to say the truth (for sin it were to beelie the diuell) she neuer abused to anie mans hurt, but to manie a mans comfort and reléefe. Where the king tooke displeasure, shée would mitigate and appease his mind: where men were out of fauour, she would bring them in his grace. For manie that had highlie offended shée ob|teined pardon. Of great forfeitures she gat men re|mission.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Finallie, in manie weightie sutes she stood ma|nie a man in great stead, either for none or verie small rewards, and those rather gaie than rich; either that she was content with the déed it selfe well doone; or for that she delighted to be sued vnto, and to shew what she was able to doo with the king; or for that wanton women and wealthie be not alwaies coue|tous. I doubt not some shall thinke this woman too slight a thing to be written of, and set among the re|membrances of great matters: which they shall spe|ciallie thinke, that happilie shall estéeme hir onelie by that they now sée hir.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 But me séemeth the chance so much the more wor|thie to be remembred, in how much she is now in the more beggerlie condition, vnfréended and worne out of acquaintance, after good substance, after as great fauour with the prince, after as great sute and see|king to with all those, that those daies had businesse to speed, as manie other men were in their times, which be now famous onelie by the infamie of their ill déeds. Hir dooings were not much lesse, albeit they be much lesse remembred, bicause they were not so e|uill. For men vse if they haue an euill turne, to write it in marble: and who so dooth vs a good turne, we write it in dust, which is not worst prooued by hir: for at this daie she beggeth of manie at this daie liuing, that at this daie had begged if she had not béene.

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