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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    "Yet am I guilty of thy honor's wrack;
    Yet for thy honor did I entertain him.
    Coming from thee, I could not put him back,
    For it had been dishonor to disdain him.
    845Besides, of weariness he did complain him
    And talked of virtue. O, unlooked-for evil,
    When virtue is profaned in such a devil."