BLAME THE REWARD OF PRINCES.
by Robert Herrick
AMONG disasters that dissension brings,
This not the least is, which belongs to kings :
If wars go well, each for a part lays claim ;
If ill, then kings, not soldiers, bear the blame.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 75.