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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)

    In him the painter labored with his skill
    To hide deceit and give the harmless show
    An humble gait, calm looks, eyes wailing still,
    A brow unbent that seemed to welcome woe,
    1510Cheeks neither red nor pale but mingled so
    That blushing red no guilty instance gave,
    Nor ashy pale the fear that false hearts have.