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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)

    The president whereof in LVCRECE view,
    Assail'd by night with circumstances strong
    Of present death, and shame that might insue.
    By that her death to do her husband wrong,
    1265Such danger to resistance did belong:
    That dying feare through all her bodie spred,
    And who cannot abuse a bodie dead?