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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)

    Daughter, deare daughter, old LVCRETIVS cries,
    That life was mine which thou hast here depriued,
    If in the childe the fathers image lies,
    VVhere shall I liue now LVCRECE is vnliued?
    1755Thou wast not to this end from me deriued.
    If children prædecease progenitours,
    VVe are their ofspring and they none of ours.