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

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    Besides th'assured hope of victory

    That we may even promise on our side

    Against this weak-constrained company,

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    Whom force and fear, not will, and love, doth guide

    Against a prince whose foul impiety

    The heavens do hate, the earth cannot abide,

    Our number being no less, our courage more,

    What need we doubt if we but work therefore?"