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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)


    Shew me the strumpet that began this stur,
    That with my nailes her beautie I may teare:
    Thy heat of lust fond PARIS did incur
    This lode of wrath, that burning Troy doth beare;
    1475Thy eye kindled the fire that burneth here,
    And here in Troy for trespasse of thine eye,
    The Sire, the sonne, the Dame and daughter die.