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Compare 1577 edition: 1 The peoples [...]earts wholie [...] vpon [...].The people againe were woonderfullie rauished with the louing answers and gestures of their prin|cesse, like to the which they had before tried at hir first comming to the tower from Hatfield. This hir gra|ces louing behauiour preconceiued in the peoples heads, vpon these considerations was then through|lie confirmed, and in deed implanted a woonderfull hope in them touching hir woorthie gouernment in the rest of hir reigne. For in all hir passage she did not onelie shew hir most gratious loue toward the people in generall, but also priuatlie if the baser per|sonages had either offered hir grace anie flowers, or such like, as a signification of their good will, or mooued to hir anie sute; she most gentlie, to the com|mon reioising of all the lookers on, and priuat com|fort of that partie, staied hir chariot, and heard their requests. So that if a man would saie well, he could not better tearme the citie of London that time,The citie of London a stage for the time of this solemnitie. than a stage, wherein was shewed the woonderfull specta|cle of a noble hearted princesse towards hir most lo|uing people, and the peoples excéeding comfort in be|holding so woorthie a souereigne, & hearing so prince|like a voice, which could not but haue set the enimie on fire, sith the vertue is in the enimie alwaie com|mended, much more could not but inflame hir natu|rall, obedient, and most louing people, whose weale leaneth onelie vpon hir grace, and hir gouernment.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Thus therefore the quéenes maiestie passed from the tower, till she came to Fanchurch, the people on each side ioyouslie beholding the view of so gratious a ladie their quéene, and hir grace no lesse gladlie no|ting and obseruing the same. Néere vnto Fanchurch was erected a scaffold richlie furnished,A scaffold let vp at Fan|church with melodie, &c. whereon stood a noise of instruments, and a child in costlie apparell, which was appointed to welcome the queenes maie|stie in the whole cities behalfe. Against which place when hir grace came, of hir owne will she comman|ded the chariot to be staied, and that the noise might be appeased, till the child had vtttered his welcoming oration, which he spake in English as here foloweth

O peerelesse souereigne queene,
behold what this thy towne
Hath thee presented with,These verses were vttered by a child to the quéene who gaue good eare to them.
at thy first entrance heere:
Behold with how rich hope
she leades thee to thy crowne,
Behold with what two gifts,
she comforteth thy cheere.
The first is blessing toongs,
which manie a welcome saie,
Which praie thou maist doo well,
which praise thee to the skie.
Which wish to thee long life,
which blesse this happie daie,
Which to thy kingdome heapes
all that in toongs can lie.
The second is true hearts,
which loue thee from their root,
Whose sure is triumph now,
and ruleth all the game,
Which faithfulnesse haue woone,
and all vntruth driuen out,
Which skip for ioy, when as
they heare thy happie name.
Welcome therefore ô queene,
as much as heart can thinke,
Welcome againe ô queene,
as much as toong can tell;
Welcome to ioyous toongs,
and hearts that will not shrinke,
God thee preserue we praie,
and wish thee euer well.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 At which words of the last line, all the people gaue a great shout, wishing with one assent as the child had said. And the quéens maiestie thanked most heartilie both the citie for this hir gentle receiuing at the first, & also the people for confirming the same.

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