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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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    For Richard, for the quiet of the state,

    Before he took those Irish wars in hand

    About succession doth deliberate,

    And finding how the certain right did stand,

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    With full consent this man did ordinate.

    The heir apparent in the Crown and land:

    Then judge if this the king might nearly touch,

    Although his might were small, his right being much.