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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    "Daughter, dear daughter," old Lucretius cries,
    "That life was mine which thou hast here deprived.
    If in the child the father's image lies,
    Where shall I live now Lucrece is unlived?
    1755Thou wast not to this end from me derived.
    If children predecease progenitors,
    We are their offspring, and they none of ours."