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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    Her letter now is sealed, and on it writ
    "At Ardea to my lord with more than haste."
    The post attends, and she delivers it,
    Charging the sour-faced groom to hie as fast
    1335As lagging fowls before the northern blast.
    Speed more than speed but dull and slow she deems;
    Extremity still urgeth such extremes."