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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    "For even as subtle Sinon here is painted,
    So sober-sad, so weary, and so mild,
    As if with grief or travail he had fainted,
    To me came Tarquin armèd to beguild
    1545With outward honesty, but yet defiled
    With inward vice. As Priam him did cherish,
    So did I Tarquin, so my Troy did perish."