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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
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Lucrece (Quarto, 1594)

    There pleading might you see graue NESTOR stand,
    As'twere incouraging the Greekes to fight,
    Making such sober action with his hand,
    That it beguild attention, charm'd the sight,
    1405In speech it seemd his beard, all siluer white,
    Wag'd vp and downe, and from his lips did flie,
    Thin winding breath which purl'd vp to the skie.