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  • Title: Lucrece (Modern)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

    Copyright Hardy M. Cook. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Lucrece (Modern)

    O deeper sin than bottomless conceit
    Can comprehend in still imagination!
    Drunken desire must vomit his receipt
    Ere he can see his own abomination.
    705While Lust is in his pride, no exclamation
    Can curb his heat or rein his rash desire,
    Till, like a jade, self-will himself doth tire.