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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)

    Hee like a theeuish dog creeps sadly thence,
    Shee like a wearied Lambe lies panting there,
    He scowles and hates himselfe for his offence,
    Shee desperat with her nailes her flesh doth teare.
    740He faintly flies sweating with guiltie feare;
    Shee staies exclayming on the direfull night,
    He runnes and chides his vanisht loth'd delight.