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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)


    Her lillie hand, her rosie cheeke lies vnder,
    Coosning the pillow of a lawfull kisse:
    VVho therefore angrie seemes to part in sunder,
    Swelling on either side to want his blisse.
    390Betweene whose hils her head intombed is;
    VVhere like a vertuous Monument shee lies,
    To be admir'd of lewd vnhallowed eyes.