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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    "Dear lord of that dear jewel I have lost,
    What legacy shall I bequeath to thee?
    My resolution, love, shall be thy boast,
    By whose example thou revenged mayst be.
    1195How Tarquin must be used, read it in me.
    Myself, thy friend, will kill myself, thy foe,
    And for my sake serve thou false Tarquin so."