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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)


    "Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools,
    Unprofitable sounds, weak arbitrators;
    Busy yourselves in skill-contending schools;
    Debate where leisure serves with dull debaters;
    1020To trembling clients be you mediators.
    For me, I force not argument a straw,
    Since that my case is past the help of law."