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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)

    The precedent whereof in Lucrece view,
    Assailed by night with circumstances strong
    Of present death, and shame that might ensue
    By that her death, to do her husband wrong.
    1265Such danger to resistance did belong
    That dying fear through all her body spread;
    And who cannot abuse a body dead?