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Compare 1577 edition: 1 But now to passe to other matters at home. As ye haue heard, Iohn Stow. Pestilence transported from New|hauen to Lon|don. the plague of pestilence being in the towne of Newhauen, thorough the number of soul|diors that returned into England the infection ther|of spread into diuerse parts of this realme: but espe|ciallie the citie of London was so infected, that in the same whole yeare, that is to saie, from the first of Ianuarie 1562, vntill the last of December, in 1563, there died in the citie and liberties thereof (conteining one hundred & eight parishes) of all dis|eases twentie thousand, three hundred,One hundred and eight pa|rishes in Lon|don, besides eleuen in the suburbs. thrée score and twelue: and of the plague being part of the number aforesaid, seuentéene thousand, foure hundred, and foure persons. And in the outparishes adioining to the same citie, being eleuen parishes, died of all dis|eases in the whole yeare, thrée thousand, two hundred, foure score and eight persons: and of them, of the plague two thousand, seuen hundred, thirtie and two. So that the whole number of all that died of all dis|eases, as well within the citie and liberties, as in the outparishes, was twentie thrée thousand six hundred and thréescore: and of them there died of the plague, twentie thousand one hundred thirtie and six.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 The eight of Iulie in the morning,Tempest at London by lightning and thunder. happned a great tempest of lightning and thunder, where tho|rough a woman and thrée kine were slaine, in the EEBO page image 1206 Couent garden néere to Chaxingcrosse. At the same time in Essex a man was torne all to péeces as he was carieng haie, his barne was borne downe, and his haie burned: both stones and trées were rent in manie places.King Phi|lip [...] procla|mation at Bruxels. The councell of king Philip at Bruxels commanded proclamation to be made in Antwerpe and other places, that no English ship with anie cloths, should come into anie places of the low countries: their colour was (as they said) the danger of the plague, which was at that time in London, & other places of England. Neuerthelesse they would gladlie haue gotten our woolles, but the quéenes maiestie thorough sute of our merchant ad|uenturers caused the wooll fleet to be discharged, and our cloth fléet was sent to Emden in east Friseland, about Easter next following, in the yeare of our Lord 1564. Forsomuch as the plague of pestilence was so hot in the citie of London,Thréefold plague to the poore citizens [...] London. there was no tearme kept at Michaelmasse. To be short, the poore citizens of London were this yeare plagued with a thréefold plague, pestilence, scarsitie of monie, and dearth of vittels, the miserie whereof were too long here to write: no doubt the poore remember it, the rich by flight into the countries made shift for them|selues, &c.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 An earthquake was in the moneth of September in diuerse places of this realme,An earth|quake in di|uerse places [...] England. speciallie in Lin|colne & Northamptonshires. After the election of the maior of London by the councels letters, the quéens maiesties pleasure was signified vnto sir Thomas Lodge then maior, that forsomuch as the plague was so great in the citie, the new maior elected shuld kéepe no feast at the Guildhall,No maiors feast kept at the Guildhall. for doubt that tho|rough bringing togither such a multitude, the infec|tion might increase. For that wéeke there died with|in the citie and out parishes, more than two thou|sand: wherefore sir Iohn Whight, the new maior, tooke his oth at the vttermost gate of the tower of London. Anno Reg. 6. From the first daie of December, till the twelfe, was such continuall lightning and thunder, especiallie the same twelfe daie at night,Lightning & thunder in December. that the like had not béene séene nor heard by anie man then liuing.

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