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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)

    95

    Great seem'd the cause, and greatly to, did add

    The people's love thereto, these crimes rehears'd,

    That many gathered to the troops they had

    And many more do flock from coasts dispers'd:

    85

    But when the king had heard these news so bad,

    Th'unlooked-for dangerous toil more nearly pers'd;

    For bent t[o]wards Wales t'appease those tumults there,

    H[e] is forc'd divert his course, and them forbear.