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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)

    Her maide is gone, and shee prepares to write,
    First houering ore the paper with her quill:
    Conceipt and griefe an eager combat fight,
    VVhat wit sets downe is blotted straight with will.
    1300This is too curious good, this blunt and ill,
    Much like a presse of people at a dore,
    Throng her inuentions which shall go before.