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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)

    "I see what crosses my attempt will bring;
    I know what thorns the growing rose defends;
    I think the honey guarded with a sting;
    All this beforehand counsel comprehends;
    495But will is deaf and hears no heedful friends;
    Only he hath an eye to gaze on beauty
    And dotes on what he looks, 'gainst law or duty."