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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)

    Yet sometime TARQVIN was pronounced plaine,
    But through his teeth, as if the name he tore,
    This windie tempest, till it blow vp raine,
    Held backe his sorrowes tide, to make it more.
    1790At last it raines, and busie windes giue ore,
    Then sonne and father weep with equall strife,
    VVho shuld weep most for daughter or for wife.