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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)

    110

    There lo that new-appearing glorious star

    Wonder of Arms, the terror of the field

    Young Henry, laboring where the stoutest are

    And even the stoutest forces back to yield,

    205

    There in that hand, boldened to blood and war,

    That must the sword in wondrous actions wield:

    But better hadst thou learn'd with others' blood

    A less expense to us, to thee more good.