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DOWNFALL OF A CORRUPTED CONSCIENCE
The tune is not known to me. The printer's initials are those of George Elde or George Edwards.
To the tune of, The humming of the Drone.
i r T was my chance of late -1 in Westminster to be, Whereas in gallant state great numbers I did see, attending all in that great Hall, Where Iustice is decreed, and people store came more and more, Which did amazement breed.
2   At last, my longing eyes
(expecting some strange thing) Knight Marshals men espies, with Harrolds of our King, awaiting there as duties were, To haue some action done, where presently I heard a cry, [Makje1 roome, for now they come.
3   It seem'd he was a Knight,
and Iustice by degree,
1 Torn. Only a few words of the stanza that followed this remain.
R.P.G.
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