—“We are glad the Enemy are so pleasant with us.
Their threat, and our pains we thank them for.
When we have matched our hearts and sinews to these Arms,
We will in The West, by God’s grace, play a match
That shall strike their Jester’s crown into the hazard.
So, tell Them they hath gambled a war with us.
That all the cities of the West will be disturbed
With fires. And we understand Them well,
How they come o’er us against our wilder Ages,
Not measuring what use we made of them.”—

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