Internet Shakespeare Editions

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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
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    Lucrece (Modern)

    He like a thievish dog creeps sadly thence;
    She like a wearied lamb lies panting there.
    He scowls and hates himself for his offense;
    She, desperate, with her nails her flesh doth tear.
    740He faintly flies, sweating with guilty fear;
    She stays, exclaiming on the direful night;
    He runs and chides his vanished loathed delight.