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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)

    VVhich all this time hath ouerslipt her thought,
    That shee with painted Images hath spent,
    Being from the feeling of her own griefe brought,
    By deepe surmise of others detriment,
    1580Loosing her woes in shews of discontent:
    It easeth some, though none it euer cured,
    To thinke their dolour others haue endured.