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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)

    107

    But now begin these fury-moving sounds

    The notes of wrath that music brought from hell,

    The rattling drums which trumpets' voice confounds,

    180

    The cries, th'encouragements, the shouting shrill;

    That all about the beaten air rebounds,

    Thundring confused, murmurs horrible,

    To rob all sense except the sense to fight,

    Well hands may work, the mind hath lost his sight.