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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)

    And from the strond of DARDAN where they fought,
    To SIMOIS reedie bankes the red bloud ran,
    VVhose waues to imitate the battaile sought
    VVith swelling ridges, and their rankes began
    1440To breake vppon the galled shore, and than
    Retire againe, till meeting greater ranckes
    They ioine, & shoot their fome at SIMOIS bancks.