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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    "Then Love and Fortune be my gods, my guide.
    My will is backed with resolution.
    Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.
    The blackest sin is cleared with absolution.
    355Against love's fire, fear's frost hath dissolution.
    The eye of heaven is out, and misty night
    Covers the shame that follows sweet delight."