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DAMNABLE PRACTISES
Both day and night in grieuous sort, yet none the cause did know:
And then the Lady Katherin, into such torments fell:
By these their deuilish practises, as grieues my heart to tell.
16   YEt did this noble minded Earle,
so patiently it beare: As if his childrens punishments,
right natures troubles were: Suspecting little, that such meanes,
against them should be wrought, Untill it pleas'd the Lord to haue
to light these mischiefes brought.
17   For greatly here the hand of God,
did worke in iustice cause: When he for these their practises
them all in question drawes. And so before the Magistrates,
when as the yongest came, Who being guilty of the fact
confest and tould the same.
18   How that her mother and her selfe,
and sister gaue consent: To giue the Countesse and her Lord,
occasions to repent That ere they turnd her out of dores,
in such a vile disgrace: For which, or them or theirs should be,
brought into heauy case.
19   And how her sister found a time,
Lord Rosses gloue to take:
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