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DOWNFALL OF A CORRUPTED CONSCIENCE
In robes of Knighthood braue, with spurs and sword, as did accord
What grace his Highnesse gaue.
7 All which was taken quite, by order and command, From this degraded Knight, by a Marshals seruants hand, in open Court, before a sort Of Barons, Lords and Knights: to his disgrace, euen in that place Where Iustice pleadeth rights.
8 HIs Sword of Knighthood, first was cut from off his side, And ouer his head there burst, that should haue beene his pride, and Knighthoods grace, in courtly place
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