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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 letter now is seal'd, and on it writ
    At ARDEA to my Lord with more then hast,
    The Post attends, and shee deliuers it,
    Charging the sowr-fac'd groome, to high as fast
    1335As lagging fowles before the Northerne blast,
    Speed more then speed, but dul & slow she deems,
    Extremity still vrgeth such extremes.