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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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    O war! begot in pride and luxury,

    The child of wrath and of dissension,

    Horrible good; mischief necessary,

    The foul reformer of confusion,

    Unjust-just scourge of our iniquity,

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    Cruel recurer of corruption:

    O, that these sin-sick states in need should stand

    To be let blood with such a boisterous hand!