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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 yet new Hydras lo, new heads appear

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    T'afflict that peace reputed then so sure,

    And gave him much to do, and much to fear,

    And long and dangerous tumults did procure,

    And those even of his chiefest followers were

    Of whom he might presume him most secure,

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    Who whether not so grac'd or so prefer'd

    As they expected, these new factions stirr'd.