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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 To conclude,Out of the bishop of Rochesters funerall ser|mon preached in Paules church at London. he had asmuch in him of gifts both of bodie, mind and fortune, as was possible for anie potentate or king to haue. His politike wisedome in gouernance was singular, his wit alwaie quicke and readie, his reason pithie and substantiall, his me|morie fresh and holding, his experience notable, his counsels fortunate and taken by wise deliberation, his spéech gratious in diuerse languages, his person (as before ye haue heard) right comelie, his naturall complexion of the purest mixture, leagues and con|federations he had with all christian princes. His mightie power was dread euerie where, not onelie within his realme but without. Also his people were to him in as humble subiection as euer they were to king; his land manie a daie in peace and tranquilli|tie, his prosperitie in battell against his enimies was maruellous, his dealing in time of perils and dangers was cold and sober, with great hardinesse. If anie treason were conspired against him, it came out wonderfullie. His buildings most goodlie, and af|ter the newest cast, all of pleasure.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 And so this king liuing all his time in fortunes fauour, in high honour, wealth and glorie, for his no|ble acts and prudent policies is woorthie to be regi|stred in the booke of fame, least time (the consumer of all worthie things) should blot out the memorie of his name here in earth, whose soule we trust liueth in heauen, enioieng the fruition of the godhead, & those pleasures prepared for the faithfull. [In memorie of whome, his manifold vertues, with the fortunat suc|cesse of his affaires, and the gratious descent of his loines, as they procured a famous report in nations farre and néere; so haue some at the contemplation of his princelinesse, and euerie waie crowned with felicitie, made memorials of his magnificence; to the immortalitie of his high praise and vnblemishable renowme: among whome (for the truth of the report iustifiable by the contents of this historie) one com|meth to mind, which may well serue for an epitaph:

Septimus Henricus factis est nomen adeptus
Praeclarum claris ventura in secula famae:
Ciuibus ille suis fuerat charissimus, hostes
Omnes iure ipsum metuebant: numinis almi
Relligiosus erat cultor, pie [...]atis & aequi,
Versutos hominésque malos vehementiùs odit.
Viginti totos charus trésque ampliùs annos
Regibus externis in summo vixit honore:
Magnanimus, iustus rex, prudens atque modestus,
Henrico haeredi moriens sua regna reliquit,
Diuitiásque, immensum argenti pondus & auri.

¶The altar and sepulture of the same king Henrie the seuenth, wherein he now resteth, Abr. Fl. ex I. S. pag. 892. Sepulture of Henrie the se|uenth. in his new chap|pell at Westminster, was made and finished in the yeare of our Lord 1519, by one Peter T. a painter of the citie of Florence, for the which he receiued one thousand pounds sterling for the whole stuffe and workemanship, at the hands of the kings executors,Executors to Henrie the se|uenth. Richard bishop of Winchester, Richard Fitz Iames bishop of London, Thomas bishop of Duresme, Iohn bishop of Rochester, Thomas duke of Norf|folke treasuror of England, Edward earle of Wor|cester the king chamberleine, Iohn F. knight, chiefe iustice of the kings Bench, Robert R. knight, chiefe iustice of the common plees, &c.]

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