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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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    Not to give time unto th'increasing rage

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    And gathering fury, forth he hastes with speed,

    Lest more delay or giving longer age

    To th'evil grown, it might the cure exceed:

    All his best men at arms, and leaders sage

    All he prepar'd he could, and all did need;

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    For to a mighty work thou goest, O king,

    To such a field that power to power shall bring.