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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Ouer the two side ports was placed a noise of in|struments. And all the void places in the pageant were furnished with prettie saiengs, commending & touching the meaning of the said pageant, which was the promises & blessings of almightie God, made to his people. Before that the queenes highnesse came vnto this pageant, she required the matter somwhat to be opened vnto hir, that hir grace might the bet|ter vnderstand, what should afterward by the child be said vnto hir. Which so was, that the citie had there erected the pageant with eight children, representing the eight blessings touched in the fift chapter of saint Matthew. Whereof euerie one vpon iust considera|tions,The meaning of the pa|geant. was applied vnto hir highnesse, and that the people thereby put hir grace in mind, that as hir good dooings before had giuen iust occasion, why that these blessings might fall vpon hir, that so if hir grace did continue in hir goodnesse as she had entered, she should hope for the fruit of these promises due vnto them that doo exercise themselues in the blessings: which hir grace heard maruellous gratiouslie, and re|quired that the charriot might be remooued towards the pageant,The quéene giueth atten|tiue eare to the childs words. that she might better perceiue the childs words, which were these, the quéenes maiestie giuing most attentiue eare, and requiring that the peoples noise might be staid. The verses were as follow:

Thou hast beene eight times blest,
ô queene of worthie fame,
By meekenesse of thy spirit,
when care did thee beset,
By mourning in thy griefe,
by mildnesse in thy blame,
By hunger and by thirst,
and iustice couldst none get.
By mercie shewd, not felt,
by cleannesse of thine heart,
By seeking peace alwaies,
by persecution wrong.
Therefore trust thou in God,
sith he hath helpt thy smart,
That as his promise is,
so he will make thee strong.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 When these words were spoken, all the people wi|shed, that as the child had vttered,A consent on all sides of prince, people and children. so God would strengthen hir grace against all hir aduersaries, whome the queenes maiestie did most gentlie thanke for their so louing wish. These verses were painted on the left side of the said pageant, and other in La|tine on the other side, which were these héere insuing:

Qui lugent hilares sient, qui mitia gestant
Pectora, multa soli iugera culta metent:
Iustitiam esuriens fitiénsue replebitur: ipsum
Fas homini puro corde videre Deum:
Quem alterius miseret, Dominus miserebitur huius:
Pacificus quisquis, filius ille Dei est:
Propter iustiti am quisquis patietur habétque
Demissam mentem coelica regna capit.
Huit hominum generi terram, mare, fidera, vouit
O [...]mipotens, horum quisque beatus erit.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 Besides these, euerie void place in the pageant was furnished with sentences touching the matter and ground of the said pageant. When all that was to be said in this pageant was ended, the queenes maiestie passed on forwards in Cheapside.The standard and crosse in Cheape ador|ned and tri [...]|med. At the standard in Cheape, which was dressed faire against the time was placed a noise of trumpets, with ban|ners and other furniture. The crosse likewise was also made faire, and well trimmed. And néere vnto the same, vpon the porch of saint Peters church doore, stood the waits of the citie, which did giue a pleasant noise with their instruments, as the quéenes maie|stie did passe by, which on euerie side cast hir counte|nance, and wished well to all hir most louing people. Soone after that hir grace passed the crosse,A pageant e|rected at the little conduct in Cheape. she had e|spied the pageant erected at the little conduit in Cheape, and incontinent required to know what it might signifie. And it was told hir grace, that there was placed Time. Time, quoth she? And time hath brought me hither. And so foorth the whole matter was opened to hir grace, as hereafter shall [...]e decla|red in the description of the pageant.

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