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Héere hath euerie true subiect to sée whether Fel|ton was not a fréend to Pius Quintus, in so easilie being induced and drawne to prefer his procéedings against the lords annointed; for whose sake if he had had a thousand liues, true loialtie would haue inuited him to the losse of them all, if occasion had so requi|red; considering that hir maiestie hath alwaies de|serued well of hir people, for whome she euer had a tender care,Sée the v [...]e [...] of the sediti|ous bull. pag. 72, 73. as one reporteth that saith he heard with his owne ears hir maiestie commending hir subiects to the carefull and wise gouernment of hir councell and iudges, when shée spake thus vnto them. Haue care ouer my people. You haue my place. Doo you that which I ought to doo. They are my people. Eue|rie man oppresseth them, and spoileth them without mercie. They cannot reuenge their quarell, nor help themselues. See vnto them, see vnto them,The quéenes words. for they are my charge. I charge you euen as God hath char|ged me. I care not for my selfe, my life is not deare to me, my care is for my people. I praie God who|soeuer succéed me be as carefull as I am. They which might know what cares I beare, would not thinke I tooke anie great ioie in wearing the crowne.

Could a mother speake more tenderlie for hir in|fant, than this good quéene speaketh for hir people? And shall the people be so vngratious to a prince so gratious, as to attempt anie thing that should dis|content hir highnesse? A mercifull hart shée hath al|waies had, before shee atteined the crowne, a merci|full hart shée hath now possessing the scepter: manie times remitting and pardoning offenses intended and practised against hir owne person: which C. O. noteth in his Eirenarchia siue Elisabetha, speaking of hir maiestie in this point verie trulie & vncontrollablie:

Nobilis & praestans est ignoscentia virtus,
Haec quanquam potis est, si vult,Multipl [...] Elisabeth [...] virius. excelsior & vis
Mentis inest, iram strictis compescit habenis.
Delictis mulctam grauibus quandóque remittens.
Hoc priuata priùs nondum diademate sumpto
Fecerat, hoc facit & princeps diademate sumpto.]

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 The seauen and twentith of Male, Thomas Nor|ton and Christopher Norton of Yorkshire,The Nor|tons execu|ted. being both condemned of high treason for the late rebellion in the north, were drawen from the tower of London to Tiborne, and there hanged, headed, and quartered. In this yeare also conspired certeine gentlemen with other in the countie of Norffolke,Conspiracie in Norffolke and where|vpon it tooke beginning. whose purpose was on Midsummer daie at Harlestone faire, with sound of trumpet and drum to haue rais [...]d a num|ber, and then to proclame their diuelish pretense a|gainst strangers and others. This matter was vtte|red by Thomas Ket one of the conspiracie vnto Iohn Kenseie, who foorthwith sent the same Ket with a conestable to the next iustice, before whome and o|ther EEBO page image 1222 iustices he opened the whole matter. Wherevp|on maister Drue Drurie immediatlie apprehen|ded Iohn Throckmorton, and after him manie gen|tlemen of the citie of Norwich, and the countie of Norffolke, who were all committed to prison, and at the next sessions of goale deliuerie at the castell of Norwich, the seauentéenth of Iulie before sir Robert Catlin knight lord chéefe iustice, Gilbert Gerard the quéenes attornie generall, and other iustices, ten of them were indicted of high treason, and some others of contempt. Diuerse of them were condemned, and had iudgement the one and twentith of August: and afterward thrée of them were hanged, bowelled, and quartered, which were Iohn Throckmorton of Nor|wich gentleman, who stood mute at his arreignment, but at the gallows confessed himselfe to be the chéefe conspirator, and that none had deserued to die but he, for that he had procured them. With him was execu|ted Thomas Brooke of Rolsbie gentleman on the thirtith of August; and George Dedman of Cringle|ford gentleman was likewise executed the second of September.

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