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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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    But this refus'd, the king, with wrath incens'd,

    Rage against fury doth with speed prepare:

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    And "O," saith he, "though I could have dispens'd

    With this day's blood, which I have sought to spare

    That greater glory might have recompens'd

    The forward worth of these that so much dare,

    That we might honor had by th'overthrown

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    That th'wounds we make, might not have been our own.