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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)

    94

    Thus doth contentious proud mortality

    Afflict each other and itself torment:

    75

    And thus, O thou mind-tort[u]ring misery

    Restless ambition, born in discontent,

    Turn'st and retossest with iniquity

    The unconstant courses frailty did invent:

    And foul'st fair order and defil'st the earth

    80

    Fost[e]ring up war, father of blood and dearth.