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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)


    Yet am I guiltie of thy Honors wracke,
    Yet for thy Honor did I entertaine him,
    Comming from thee I could not put him backe:
    For it had beene dishonor to disdaine him,
    845Besides of wearinesse he did complaine him,
    And talk't of Vertue (O vnlook't for euill,)
    VVhen Vertue is prophan'd in such a Deuill.