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DOWNFALL OF A CORRUPTED CONSCIENCE
By wrongs in stead of right, great benefits gain'd he:
by wrested Lawes
much wealth he drawes From many a poore mans state,
for which it seem'd,
he thus was deem'd A bribed Magistrate.
4   Unto the Barre thus brought,
foure Nobles of our Land, By wisedome fittest thought, did in Commission stand, to take away his titles gay Of Knighthood and renowne, and that high grace of Iustice place, In open Court lay downe.
5   In that the King him gaue
these honors by his loue, So likewise must they haue an order of remoue, by noble States and Magistrates Of great account and place: and thus was he from dignity, Made seruile, meane, and base.
6   Before high Iustice seat,
the Harrolds there him set, And did at full repeat his knightly titles great,
and him attir'd
as place requir'd,
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