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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 thus one king most near in blood allied

    Is made th'oblation for the other's peace:

    Now only one, both name and all beside

    Entirely hath, plurality doth cease:

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    He that remains, remains unterrified

    With others' right; this day doth all release:

    And henceforth he is absolutely king,

    No crowns, but one, this deed confirms the thing.