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  • Title: The Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York (Selection)
  • Editor: Rosemary Gaby

  • Copyright Rosemary Gaby. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: Samuel Daniel
    Editor: Rosemary Gaby
    Peer Reviewed

    The Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York (Selection)

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    "This day" (saith he), "O faithful valiant friends,

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    Whatever it doth give, shall glory give:

    This day with honor frees our state, or ends

    Our misery with fame, that still shall live.

    And do but think how well this day he spends

    That spends his blood his country to relieve:

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    Our holy cause, our freedom, and our right,

    Sufficient are to move good minds to fight.