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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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    Straight moves with equal motion equal rage

    170

    The like incensed armies unto blood,

    One to defend, another side to wage

    Foul civil war. Both vows their quarrel good:

    Ah, too much heat to blood doth now enrage

    Both who the deed provokes and who withstood,

    175

    That valor here is vice, here manhood sin,

    The forward'st hands doth, O, least honor win.