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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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    What cause soever were, strong was their plot,

    Their parties great, means good, th'occasion fit:

    Their practice close, their faith suspected not,

    Their states far off and they of wary wit

    Who with large promises draw in the Scot

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    To aid their cause, he likes, and yields to it,

    Not for the love of them or for their good,

    But glad hereby of means to shed our blood.