Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: Samuel Daniel
Editor: Rosemary Gaby
Peer Reviewed

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


For thought a king he would not now disgrace

The person then suppos'd, but princelike shows

Glorious effects of worth that fit his place,


And fighting dies, and dying overthrows:

Another of that forward name and race

In that hot work his valiant life bestows,

Who bare the standard of the King that day,

Whose colors overthrown did much dismay.