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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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    Such wrack of others' blood thou didst behold

    O furious Hotspur, ere thou lost thine own!

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    Which now, once lost, that heat in thine wax'd cold,

    And soon became thy Army overthrown;

    And O, that this great spirit, this courage bold,

    Had in some good cause been rightly shown!

    So had not we thus violently then

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    Have term'd that rage, which valor should have been.