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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
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    The Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York (Selection)

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    The Percies were the men, men of great might,

    Strong in alliance, and in courage strong

    That thus conspire, under pretense to right

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    The crooked courses they had suffered long:

    Whether their conscience urg'd them or despite,

    Or that they saw the part they took was wrong,

    Or that ambition hereto did them call,

    Or others envied grace, or rather all.