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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 dear it cost, and O, much blood is shed

    To purchase thee this losing victory

    O travail'd king: yet hast thou conquered

    A doubtful day, a mighty enemy:

    But O, what wounds, what famous worth lies dead!

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    That makes the winner look with sorrowing eye,

    Magnanimous Stafford lost that much had wrought,

    And valiant Shirley who great glory got.