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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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    And O, how well thou hadst been spar'd this day

    Had not wrong-counsel'd Percy been perverse,

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    Whose young undanger'd hand now rash makes way

    Upon the sharpest fronts of the most fierce:

    Where now an equal fury thrusts to stay

    And rebeat-back that force and his disperse,

    Then these assail, then those chase back again,

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    Till stayed with new-made hills of bodies slain.