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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    Not Peer Reviewed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)

    Her pity-pleading eyes are sadly fixed
    In the remorseless wrinkles of his face.
    Her modest eloquence with sighs is mixed,
    Which to her oratory adds more grace.
    565She puts the period often from his place,
    And midst the sentence so her accent breaks
    That twice she doth begin ere once she speaks.