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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)

    VVhy COLATINE, is woe the cure for woe?
    Do wounds helpe wounds, or griefe helpe greeuous
    Is it reuenge to giue thy selfe a blow,
    For his fowle Act, by whom the faire wife bleeds?
    1825Such childish humor from weake minds proceeds,
    Thy wretched wife mistooke the matter so,
    To slaie her selfe that should haue slaine her Foe.