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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)


    Deare Lord of that deare iewell I haue lost,
    VVhat legacie shall I bequeath to thee?
    My resolution loue shall be thy bost,
    By whose example thou reueng'd mayst be.
    1195How TARQVIN must be vs'd, read it in me,
    My selfe thy friend will kill my selfe thy fo,
    And for my sake serue thou false TARQVIN so.