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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)

    He stories to her eares her husbands fame,
    VVonne in the fields of fruitfull Italie:
    And decks with praises Colatines high name,
    Made glorious by his manlie chiualrie,
    110VVith bruised armes and wreathes of victorie,
    Her ioie with heaued-vp hand she doth expresse,
    And wordlesse so greetes heauen for his successe.