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Internet Shakespeare Editions

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

10

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,

15

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

As they expected, these new factions stirr'd.