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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)

    Let him haue time to teare his curled haire,
    Let him haue time against himselfe to raue,
    Let him haue time of times helpe to dispaire,
    Let him haue time to liue a lothed slaue,
    985Let him haue time a beggers orts to craue,
    And time to see one that by almes doth liue,
    Disdaine to him disdained scraps to giue.