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Jane Shore had no ſooner notice of the death of Lord Haſtings, her paramour, but ſhe perceived a ſtorm was falling on her own head, therefore, ſhe thought it neceſſary to provide in time, and ſo ſhe carried her jewels to her old confident Mrs. Blague, entreating her to conceal them from her; but ſhe, like a faithleſs woman, when Jane came and aſked for them, not only denied them, but when in the greateſt need, ſhe came to crave alms from her, ſhe thruſt her out of doors, threatening to have her whipped for her impudence.

Richard, by means aforeſaid, having got to the crown, and to make himſelf ſeem fair by others ſins, tho’ he was a monſter by nature, publicly declaring his mother to be a whore, his brother and his children to be baſtards; cauſed his Queen to be poiſoned, and would have wedded his niece. He ordered our Jane Shore to be apprehended, ſtripped of all ſhe had, and do pennance, by ſeveral times walking in a white-ſheet, and