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Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: Samuel Daniel
Editor: Rosemary Gaby
Peer Reviewed

The Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York (Selection)


Not to give time unto th'increasing rage


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;


For to a mighty work thou goest, O king,

To such a field that power to power shall bring.