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  • Title: Lucrece (Quarto, 1594)
  • 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 (Quarto, 1594)

    O deeper sinne then bottomelesse conceit
    Can comprehend in still imagination!
    Drunken Desire must vomite his receipt
    Ere he can see his owne abhomination.
    705VVhile Lust is in his pride no exclamation
    Can curbe his heat, or reine his rash desire,
    Till like a Iade, self-will himselfe doth tire.