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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)

    Mine enemy was strong, my poore selfe weake,
    (And farre the weaker with so strong a feare)
    My bloudie Iudge forbod my tongue to speake,
    No rightfull plea might plead for Iustice there.
    1650His scarlet Lust came euidence to sweare
    That my poore beautie had purloin'd his eyes,
    And when the Iudge is rob'd, the prisoner dies.