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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    "Make me not object to the telltale day.
    The light will show charactered in my brow
    The story of sweet chastity's decay,
    The impious breach of holy wedlock vow.
    810Yea, the illiterate that know not how
    To cipher what is writ in learnèd books
    Will quote my loathsome trespass in my looks."