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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)

    Reuealing day through euery crannie spies,
    And seems to point her out where she sits weeping,
    To whom shee sobbing speakes, ô eye of eyes,
    VVhy pry'st thou throgh my window? leaue thy pee-
    1090Mock with thy tickling beams, eies that are sleeping;
    Brand not my forehead with thy percing light,
    For day hath nought to do what's done by night.