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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)

    Here with a sigh as if her heart would breake,
    Shee throwes forth TARQVINS name: he he, she saies,
    But more then he, her poore tong could not speake,
    Till after manie accents and delaies,
    1720Vntimelie breathings, sicke and short assaies,
    Shee vtters this, he he faire Lords, tis he
    That guides this hand to giue this wound to me.