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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
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Lucrece (Quarto, 1594)

    Out idle wordes, seruants to shallow fooles,
    Vnprofitable sounds, weake arbitrators,
    Busie your selues in skill contending schooles,
    Debate where leysure serues with dull debators:
    1020To trembling Clients be you mediators,
    For me, I force not argument a straw,
    Since that my case is past the helpe of law.