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Compare 1577 edition: 1 As he was small and little of stature,The descrip|tion of king Richard. so was he of bodie greatlie deformed; the one shoulder higher than the other; his face was small, but his counte|nance cruell, and such, that at the first aspect a man would iudge it to sauour and smell of malice, fraud, and deceit. When he stood musing, he would bite and chaw busilie his nether lip; as who said, that his fierce nature in his cruell bodie alwaies chafed, stirred, and was euer vnquiet: beside that, the dagger which he ware, he would (when he studied) with his hand plucke vp & downe in the sheath to the midst, neuer drawing it fullie out: he was of a readie, pregnant, and quicke wit, wilie to feine, and apt to dissemble: he had a proud mind, and an arrogant stomach, the which accompanied him euen to his death, rather choo|sing to suffer the same by dint of sword, than being forsaken and left helpelesse of his vnfaithfull com|panions, to preserue by cowardlie flight such a fraile and vncerteine life, which by malice, sicknesse, or condigne punishment was like shortlie to come to confusion.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Thus ended this prince his mortall life with infa|mie and dishonor, which neuer preferred fame or ho|nestie EEBO page image 761 before ambition, tyrannie and mischiefe. And if he had continued still protector, and suffered his nephues to haue liued and reigned, no doubt but the realme had prospered, & he as much praised & loued as he is now had in hatred: but to God, which knew his inward thoughts at the houre of his death, I remit the punishment of his offenses commited in his life; [which if the one be as manifold as the other, Gods iu|stice were not to be charged with crueltie. For by na|ture he is mercifull, slow to anger, and loth to smite: but yet euerie sinne (in respect of his righteousnesse) being deadlie (much more heinous and horrible) how can he but by iustice (which is an essentiall vertue in him) punish it seuerelie? And if he did it with ten thousand torments, who shall be so hardie as to expo|stulate and reason why he so dooth?]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 But to leaue the tyrant as he died, you shall vnder|stand that K. Henrie the seuenth caused a toome to be, made and set vp ouer the place where he was buried, in the church of the graie friers at Leicester, with a picture of alabaster representing his person, dooing that honour to his enimie, vpon a princelie regard and pitifull zeale, which king Richard (mooued of an hypocriticall shew of counterfeit pitie) did to king Henrie the sixt,Sée pag. 690, [...]91. whom he had first cruellie murthered, and after in the second yeare of his vsurped reigne, caused his corps to be remooued from Chertseie vnto Windsore, and there solemnlie interred. And now to conclude with this cruell tyrant king Richard, we may consider in what sort the ambitious desire to rule and gouerne in the house of Yorke, was puni|shed by Gods iust prouidence.

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