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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)


    There pleading might you see grave Nestor stand,
    As 'twere encouraging the Greeks to fight,
    Making such sober action with his hand
    That it beguiled attention, charmed the sight.
    1405In speech, it seemed his beard, all sliver white,
    Waged up and down, and from his lips did fly
    Thin winding breath, which purled up to the sky.