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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)

    And being lighted, by the light he spies
    LVCRECIAS gloue, wherein her needle sticks,
    He takes it from the rushes where it lies,
    And griping it, the needle his finger pricks.
    320As who should say, this gloue to wanton trickes
    Is not inur'd; returne againe in hast,
    Thou seest our mistresse ornaments are chast.